hay

In winter camp. 15.9.2015. Chech tourists helping nomads to unload hay that was brought from 250 km away by truck. Although herders are still in their autumn camps, some preparations for winter are already going on. Photo taken by Bolod.

aduuchin

On the street of Erdene or "Treasure" village, we asked these children going  back from school about who they would like to be when they grow up. They will be, from left, a Herder of Horses, a Horsetrainer, a Dentist and a Policeman. Photo taken by Bolod.

camping near camels

As soon as it rains, gobi is a scarse grassland like here.

We camped next to a nomad family who has many animals including these bactrian camels in Dundgovi or middle Gobi Province of Mongolia. It was to south from Huld county which is located in southern part of the province. The family milks these camels for hormog which is centuries-long traditional Mongolian drink. Photo taken by Bolod.

parking

Parking in Mongolia. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

monument

Mongolia is rich in monuments. A "temporary monument" standing on "podium" near a branch of southern Tamir River. Unlike sheep, goat is a very curious animal and always likes climbing up on something and standing on something. Goat can survive everywhere, in steppes, desert or on mountains while yak can live in mountainous area only. Arkhangai Aymag or "northern Hangai mountain province". Photo taken by me, Bolod.

a view from

View from Zorgol Hairkhan Mountain rising sharply in immense plains in Central Mongolia. Photo taken by me, Bolod from entrance to a cave in which we found a lot of skeletons and bones of deers and mountain goats killed possibly by volves. Photo taken by Bolod

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An interesting book on Mongols. James Gilmour was ordained as a missionary to Mongolia in Augustine Chapel, Edinburgh, on February 10, 1870. He travelled to Mongolia where more than half of population were Buddhist lamas!!!

Third edition, 1895. "James Gilmour of Mongolia: His diaries, letters, and reports". Please read online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31525/31525-h/31525-h.htm

"During this visit he stayed in the tent of a Mongol named Mahabul, who lived there with his wife and an only son, a lama: -They were all much addicted to the use of whisky.'October 14, '71.—To-day rose before the sun, read words, wrote at the account of my journey from Urga, went to the mountain for devotion, revisited the silver worker, who is making the bride's ornaments, dined, visited the Norying's lama son, who fell from a horse and broke his leg, had tea, and went to visit tents a mile or two to the south. There found, as master of the tent, a blackman (a layman) I had seen before, and as visitor a lama I had left in Mahabul's tent when I went out...".

egch

Egch or older sister is a great little personality in Mongolian family. She is the same time a friend and a nun for her younger brothers and sisters. In absence of mother or she is too busy with livestock, making diary food or cooking, the egch\older sister\ is almost a mother taking care of younger kids. Egch is "a right hand" of mother. Dundgovi or middle Gobi Province. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

upper orkhon

Upper Orkhon River near Hujirt. A few years ago, a sudden rain caused death of many school children in this area. Grabbing from bush trees, the children were desperately waiting for help for long hours. Rescuers with a helicopter could not save most of children. It's a very tragic story...There is a song about these boys and girls who lost their young lives in this river. Photo taken on July 18th, 2015 by me, Bolod.

belgium

Belgium-Mongolia match. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

portrait

A hard-working boy in Mongolian countryside. I barely found this moment for his portrait. The boy is very hard-working and helpful to his grand-father who milks camels in absence of his wife who went to Ulaanbaatar. Photo taken on August 21st, 2015 me, by Bolod.

fishing in lake

Fishing at Ugii Nuur or Ugii Lake in Arkhangai Aimag\central Western Mongolia\. These two tourists caught no single fish. Instead, a Russian man who came here next day with his sons, caught a taimen. At caunteen of a tourist camp that on hill next the lake, there was no fish to eat. By the way, Mongolia's fishing championships are often held in this lake. 20.8.2015. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

 orphan camel

Still not entered in to the ger. The baby camel lost her mother and is being since fed mostly by milk of goats. No worries, the baby certainly knows of No entrance policy. Four legs of the baby are still outside. The family who lives in the ger in Mongolia's Uvurkhangai Province additionally gives to the baby some nutritions. 05.8.2015. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

horseriding1

A little son of a Buryat herder-shaman who lives in a valley near Onon River in Bat Shireet county of the eastern Hentii Province is now tying his wooden "horse" from his log house after the riding. I had a fun to borrow the "horse" from him. Riding "wooden" horse was very popular among little children in Central Asia since immemorable time. Stones, wood, leaves, flowers and baby goat and baby sheeps are still main toys for rural children in Mongolia. Children normally start horse riding with the wooden ones. But, in Ulaanbaatar's downtown, most children never rode any type of horses, I'm afraid. Photo by Bolod N. Mukhadi.

 immensity in gobi

Immensity in Dundgobi or middle Gobi and a camel and baby camels.The babies are being milked by family of Mr.Hurelchuluun or "bronzestone" who owns more than 100 camels in Huld County of Dundgobi.  Photo taken by me, Bolod.