Things that can only happen in Mongolia: throat-singing, wrestling tournaments, fashion shows with traditional dress, horseback riding, hiking to remote monasteries, visiting herders.
My favorite and most memorable experiences involved locals!
Employing rigorous research, first-person narratives, and iconic photography, he hopes to share with the world a nomadic people in the midst of an unprecedented transition towards urban ways of life. How long have you lived in Mongolia and how long are you planning to stay?
The expat community is fairly small and Mongolia doesn’t yet have the foreigner-friendly atmosphere that other major Asian cities, like Seoul or Tokyo, offer.
They’re just about the best you can find and many expats use them, although they’re too expensive for locals and there is not much awareness about the risks of prolonged exposure over one’s lifetime.
For indoor air purifiers, check out products by Alen and Honeywell with UV and/or ionization technology and replaceable filters.
From the Gobi desert in the south to the green rolling plains of the central steppe to the dense woodlands in the north, there’s a huge variety of stunning flora and fauna to appreciate while taking in the amazing views. It's hard to overstate how much I enjoyed living in Mongolia.
The opportunities to engage with and learn from locals about their unique culture and traditions, explore the stunningly gorgeous countryside, and to contribute in a small way to the rapidly developing country's education system, were all worthwhile.