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The Golden Eagle Festival: Deep into Traditional Kazakh Culture in the Mongolian Altai

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One of the reasons we wanted to visit the Altai was to attend one of the traditional eagle festivals near Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kazakh culture. What is the Golden… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

2016 Review: Broken Collarbone, Wedding, Digital Nomads & Round-the-World-Trip

What a year 2016 has been! A roller-coaster for sure and many life changing events. Most of all, I can’t believe we have been on our round-the-world trip for four months already. Four months… How fast did it go… January… Continue Reading →

Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

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The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

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Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

An Encounter with the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders of Mongolia

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The Tsaatan Nomads, or the Dukhan as they are also known, live high in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range of Mongolia. The region is bordered by Russia to the west, the Darkhad Valley and Lake Khövsgöl (Khövsgöl Nuur) to the… Continue Reading →

Stunning Mongolia Gorkhi-Terelj National Park on Horseback

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Since I was a little girl riding ponies, I was fascinated by the thought of galloping through the green steppes of Mongolia. As we planned our Mongolian trip, horseback riding stood high on the list. Less than 36 hours after… Continue Reading →

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