bro bicyclin in the Sukhbaatar city square (the building has the official Mongolia gov’t soyumbo on it so presumably is the home to the aimag/state/province government (Sukhbaatar is the capital of the aimag)
stopped by Sukhbaatar city for breakfast … found the finest Gobi Cashmere store in all of Selenge aimag!!
passing by misty mountains otw to the ‘shaman tree’
shaymaree92: Hey, How did you do it? How did you decide to get up and leave one day? I really want to do the same but Im not sure how to go about it haha. Didyou save?? whats your secret!!
ha, it wasn’t quite as spur-of-the-moment as it might seem. (-: i found a fellowship that let me travel here for a job.
especially if you can save up for a good English teaching certification you can probably find jobs just about anywhere cool.
woke up the next morning and it was still overcast. woke up to people pounding on car … some person (people?) passed out and got locked in a small Toyota. there were probably 6 people all banging on the side and shaking the car for 20 minutes before the people inside woke up.
inside painting of our ger’s door. ger furniture is always verrry fancy and orange and colorful.
while there were cabins out behind the “main house” of our ger camp (we had the only ger), I somehow got the feeling that we wound up in some bizarre commune that brick extension on the right is a restaurant/karaoke bar attached to the house.
when we ordered dinner we were the only people in there … ordered some pork tsuivan (normally tsuivan just come with mutton!)
pretty sure they went and found a pig because it took literally 3 hours before we got our food. but it was damn good.
this was the “smoking” spot at the compound/ger camp …
this turned out to be our ger … right in the yard out front of the main house, seemed fine to us.
the “ger camp” turned out to only have one ger … pretty sure it was some sort of commune
more Mongolian horses (and some foals)
also, thanks for everyone who likes/reblogs/follows! i try to thank most people but i don’t always get to everyone(-:
after coming down from the peak to find a ger camp to stay at, saw some Mongolian horses grazing (taken while driving by … so not a gr8 pic)
(taken facing south into Mongolia)
lookin up into Russia from a peak in Mongolia.
exreme difference from the open plains right on the Mongolian side (next pic!)