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... As we drove out of UB, it struck us how polluted it was. On the outskirts of the city, you couldn't even see the buildings we had left behind. After about two hours we entered the edge of the Gobi Desert. It's completely barron, just hundreds of miles of open countryside (I thought it would be sand but it was all kinds of small grasses). We had lunch by the van and in ...
... each night we stayed with a nomadic family in a Ger or at a tourist Ger camp. On entering a ger, you are welcomed with a traditional drink-warm salted horses milk, or alcoholic milk (yes, I did just say alcoholic milk!). Both are an acquired taste although I actually didn't mind either. It's fair to say Mongolian nomadic cuisine will not be featuring in any Jamie Oliver cookbook any time soon. Every night we had the same-noodles and mutton, or mutton soup and if you ...
I noticed that the toes of traditional Mongolian boots point upwards (not unlike those we give to elves). When I asked why, I was told it's so that people leave a lighter footprint on nature when they walk. Sounds great! So why is it OK to throw trash on the ground, and burn plastic? Today I learned how to make the traditional Mongolian bread. Take about 6 cups of white flour and to it ...
... pine cones they had harvested from a local forest. They will sell them during the festivities for $2-3 per kg. Garmaa tells me that like all other herder families, they will move 4 times each year, once each season. As soon as we returned from our 6 hr of horses, we went to the monastery to help. I became part of a loosely constructed assembly line, when I spent about 4 hr putting a large piece of ********golian special bread into of a billion blue plastic bags. Blue is, of course, ...
Saturday 2nd August
Sometime during the night, a storm passed over, with thunder, lightning and rain. Glad we were in the ger and not in the tent! Despite the hard beds, which seem to be very common in Mongolia, we didn't sleep too bad, and woke up in time for a breakfast of bread, meat, tomato, cheese, cucumber and egg.
We packed up our things, and also the camping gear, ready for our lift into ...