Mongolia, a rugged land where traditions of the past are still practiced today by enduring and hardy nomads who conquer the vast steppes and deserts.
A couple of years ago I went to the Naadam, a Mongolian traditional festival, in Antwerp and was quite fascinated by the Mongolian throat singers. Since then the idea of visiting this special country had been in the back of my mind. Then some friends joined in on the idea, and after some discussion we decided that organizing it ourselves would take too much effort, and we went to joker and asked them to do it all for us.
The trip is split into three parts
- Ulaanbaatar and the Terelj National Park, where we do some superficial UB exploring and bike through fields and on roads,
- The two-week road trip through Mongolia, during which we crossed the provinces Töv, Bulgan, Arkhangai, Övörkhangai and Dundgovi (visiting cities with roaring names such as Three Springs, or Nine Things) in two old Russian vans, and
- Ulaanbaatar and Naadam festival where we dive deeper into the capital and its festivities, and have a short visit to Moscow!
Read on, for some more information on Mongolia or click on one of the above links for the adventures! read more...