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Daily Archives: July 14, 2012
After a few days on a camel trek in Mongolia travelers start to get the routine.
Make camp, enjoy dinner after a day in the fresh air, hobble the horses and let the camels loose to graze.
Next morning, enjoy breakfast in the fresh air, break camp, find the hobbled horses all of whom have “surprisingly” disappeared out of sight over night.
Well, the camels one can understand, they have been loose all night and they have a long gait. How are the animals located and rounded up?Why, send the eight year old boy out, of course. He jumps on the horse gleefully and canters off over the huge sand dune at full speed. Did I forget to mention standing up, of course? Even people who come from horse country in other parts of the world are astonished at the ease Mongolians handle their horses, despite the free willed nature of the animals.
This image was taken on the evening of the second day, after trekking in the rain and then drying out completely in the summer Mongolian heat. There is a massive sand dune on the left side which is always in transition. The guides bring water in from a well about a mile away, seemingly in the middle of nowhere which supplies nomads in the area, even temporary ones on camel treks from other countries. The camels are on the horizon in the top right grazing until the early morning when the little boy will fetch them with ease, riding his steed , standing up.
Staying in a traditional hutong area of Beijing can offer a wealth of images of everyday life not on the tourist circuit of the Great Wall mobs, Forbidden City throngs or a Tianamen Square queue for Mao’s preserved body. To experience China city life a little closer to the people, bicycle away the hours in the summer heat watching street food preparation, men playing games, children running loose without obvious parental control, shopkeepers sweltering in the summer heat, shirtless men, mothers proudly displaying their babies for “foto”. Then bye bye Beijing as the bicycle is put away for the 31 hour train ride to Ulanbatar, Mongolia.