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-Sorry, I'm on duty. 

Thank you-the baby Mongol dog and the family who live in the ger-tent for staying in land of ancestors. You are real Mongolian patriots!

The most of 3 mln. Mongols have gone to crowded Ulaanbaatar with horribly polluted air in winter months. It's so sad and so shame!

December 7th, 2016. Photo by Bolod.

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Baby is a baby and for the moment, the guard was almost attracted by a "candy". But saying to us:

-Your "candy" smells really nice, but, I'm so sorry, I can't have it. Because I'm on duty now- the baby guard hurrily goes back to the "job".

December 7th, 2016. Photo and translation from dog's Mongolian by Bolod.

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Mongol ger often has no a lock. Leaving this cute baby dog at door of their ger- a nomadic tent that stays in the middle of nowhere, the owners were confident-the little dog is a guard.

Man is probably herding sheeps and goats on pasture. Or woman may have gone to village for shopping and visiting their kids who stay at school hostel. Dundgovi Aymag or Middle Gobi Province. December 7th, 2016. Photo taken by Bolod. 


Two French girls riding bactrian or two-humped camels in Gobi Desert. December 11th, 2016. Photo taken by Bolod.


A farewell "concert" on the pasture or the Mongols like singing too. They are singing a popular song called "Khorvog Khairlaarai"\Love the World"\. Photo taken by Bolod.


"A temporary herder" who is a French traveller from Corsica is riding towards "his" 900 sheeps and goats grazing in valley on Mongolia. Photo taken by Bolod.


A "herder' from Corsica, France on Mongolian mori\horse\ and in del\costume\. Photo taken by Bolod.


Like Mongols, Frenchmen like riding horses too. Photo taken by Bolod.


A Frenchman is getting dressed in del-a Mongolian costume before riding a horse and herding sheeps and goats. Photo taken by Bolod.


We encountered these two nomads while they were on duty-herding sheeps, goats, cows, yaks and horses in the walley. 2016.11.12. Photo taken by Bolod.


French travellers encounter two herdsmen in this valley who look after two different groups of animals.  Here, on the photo one of the herders are coming to towards us. November 12nd, 2016. Photo taken by Bolod.


A French traveller and winter view of Mongolia. November 12th, 2016. Photo taken by Bolod.


These Mongols from China's Inner Mongolia came here to pray to Monument to Chingis Khaan in Ulaanbaatar. It's shame that local Mongols use the Monument of the great Khaan as a background for their photos only. Instead they go to Buddhist monasteries and pray to portrait of Tibetan Dalai Lama, lamas, stupas, prayer wheels... Photo taken by Bolod.


A big camel is now being overwelmed by a little kid and the caravan is off!!!

All the camels in Mongolia are two-humped Bactrian animals . Riding camel is soft and sitting between two humps is comfortable.

"...That night we returned to the Tartars and the next day continued our journey. As I was tired, the slow, easy motion of the camel was welcome and restful to me. All the day I dozed off at intervals to sleep...". page 87, "Beasts, Men and Gods" by Ferdinand Ossendowski. \ New York, E.P. Dutton and Company. 1922.

Photo taken by Bolod.

Read also this very interesting book online:


The camel was thinking to take advantage over a little kid. But the boy turned to be much more clever than the old caravan "guy "by giving some shots with a wip. Photo taken by Bolod.