World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan: An Olympics for Nomadic Cultures If you were following my Facebook Page or Instagram in 2014, you’ll have undoubtedly seen a flood of images from old-school portraits to crazy sporting events, all from one very specific and amazing event: The World Nomad Games 2014. Hosted by Kyrgyzstan and featuring teams from across the Pan-Turkic world and … Continue reading
As a result of a series of Communist purges in 1939, Erdene Zuu Monastery near Kharhorin is one of the largest remaining Buddhist sites in all of Mongolia. All that remains after the purges are three temple buildings and a large wall of stupas that ring what used to be a huge functioning monastery. Even … Continue reading
Travel at its best should always evoke such feelings. Mongolia has always struck me as one of the less considered countries in the world, and after months spent exploring places like SouthEast Asia and China I felt like I was being pulled to go somewhere a bit out of the ordinary. After booking a reward … Continue reading
Trekking at Khovsgol Lake After four days of horse trekking at Khovsgol Lake, Gal and I decided to go back to the basics and do some trekking up the West side of the Lake. This hike was a ton of fun, and actually did a lot to rehabilitate snow in my mind from the terrible … Continue reading
One of my main goals in traveling through Mongolia was to spend some time on horseback riding through the countryside. Genghis Khan used these very horses to conquer the world, after all. I figured I owed it to myself to see what they were all about.
I promise I’ll describe some of the adventures I got up to in Mongolia soon, but for now I’m sorting through pictures and found a couple that I –really– like from Khovsgol Lake. This thing is huge, and beautifully pristine. Hopefully some of the photos here can do it justice! Stories to come soon, I … Continue reading