In Pictures: Remembering Mongolia

A year has passed in a moment. Last November my journey on the Trans-Siberian took me from Beijing to Moscow, through wide-angled countryside, distinct cultures and histories. A particular highlight was the few days I spent in Mongolia. When I daydream about this country, three things remain in the forefront of my mind: The massive,…

A Special Tour Guide In Mongolia

Coming to meet us at Ulaan Bataar train station, tour guide Odka sported a full face of intricately applied make-up. Carefully etched eyebrows and faux fur framed a wide, friendly face. As she smiled and ushered us into a small minibus, we were unsure whether to follow. Without an introduction we trustingly loaded our bags…

Glamping In Wild Mongolia

I’m definitely having a moment. I’m completely content with a belly full of Mongolian beef stew, a head full of excitement for an evening of traditional games and a heart full of instantaneous love for Mongolia. The sun sets over an arid, desolate, tranquil panorama. I can see my Ger, a tiny circular shape below…