Newborn Foal

Driving in the countryside in May, I saw a little foal that had just been born, possibly less than an hour before we drove past. I was told this was a very rare and auspicious encounter for people from the city like us.

Bad Road

Can you see where the gaps in the roadway are? Neither could I. Most rural roads in Mongolia have multiple sets of …

Choibalsan City

On our trip to Mongolia’s eastern aimags we stayed in the town of Choibalsan (in Dornod aimag).  The town has some amazing …

Most Amazing Statue

This statue is in a war or army memorial in Choibalsan, Dornod, and it is just amazing.  More pictures from Choibolsan to …

3 Million People

Mongolia’s 3 millionth citizen was born this week!  This is big news — the Mongolian media has been anticipating this 3 millionth …

Eastern Aimags Road Trip

In January we drove to Mongolia’s easternmost aimags (provinces): Dornod and Sukhbaatar. The land we drove through was sparsely populated compared to …

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is not a traditional Mongolian activity, but some people have started doing this for the tourists. My verdict: it was …

Weddings on the Square

I love Mongolia’s central square (Chinggis Square, formerly Sukhbaatar Square, which is what I still think of it as) because there’s usually …

Lake Huvsgul in August

At the end of August we had family in town and took them to lake Huvsgul (Khuvsgul).  This is the biggest lake …

Camping in the Summer

This summer for the Naadam holiday we went camping the Orkhon river valley — about a day’s drive from UB.  We visited …