Monday, November 19, 2012

Mongolia, pt. 2

I started my adventure in Mongolia in Karakorum, which is a 10-hour drive, on dirt roads, from the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. We spent two weeks living with a family of herders in a ger (similar to a yurt.) During this time, our group ventured out on horseback to get a closer look at the Mongolian steppes, as well as meet other herding families. The scenery was breathtaking, the food was bizarre and the horses...well, they were a little difficult. Let's just say, we spent a day catching them before we road them. I named my horse El Diablo and I'm thankful he didn't kill me.
Gers. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Sukbat. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Hov the Horseman. 2012. Orkhon Khürkhree, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Tour Bus. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Milking Yaks. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Curious Yaks. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Kids and livestock. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Land to graze. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Catching wild horses. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Tsendbaatar and sister Khatantuul. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Tsendbaatar herding. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Cooking goat and cleaning sheep. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Mongolian wrestling or Bökh. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Night and Day. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Guest bath. 2012. Karakorum, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography
Welcoming committee. 2012. Orkhon Khürkhree, Mongolia. ©Jill Richards Photography

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