xuuxed

The little baby is already "training" to be a horseman. He first has to become a horseman, then may be a teacher, a pilot or a nomad as his parents who both are seen on the photo too. I wish he and more other children become herdsmen. By the way, like him, Mongol babies are born with blond hairs although the hairs slowly turn in dark when children grow up. Hentii Province. 04.8.2012.

wi fi

I took this photo 4 years ago from now- in 2011. Protests by civil and green movements and herders against mining companies on Chinggis Khaan's Square in Ulaanbaatar.

But free Wi-Fi is not anymore on the square since many months and Mr.Munkhbayar, one of leaders of civil green movement is in jail for his extreme behavour. Photo by me, Bolod.

focatching a tourist

A Mongol herder "catching" a foreign tourist by urga or lasso. \remember Nikita Mikhalkov's "Urga" movie\
Mongolia's famous human right activist Mr.Bolod is chanting slogans here: Stop Human Right Violation in Mongolia!!! Stop Using Lasso for Taking Hostage!!! Free Poor Hostage!!!
But other activists are very sceptical about the credibility of the Bolod's campaign because of smiling image of the "victim".
Photo taken by me, Bolod.

grabbing a lasso

A contest on grabbing up a lasso from ground while riding fast is going on during local Naadam Festival. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

needham

A French "king", "Chinggis Khaan" and an English "queen"Alex Needham. Baasan\in center\is a famous inner Mongolian actor from China who played Chinggis Khaan in a popular movie. Mr. Baasan happened to be at Chinggis Khaan's Equestrian Monument Complex when we visited it. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

immensity

Eastern Mongolia. French girls and a Mongol guide-nomad who was showing us a cave found nearby his temperary camp. Photo taken by me, Bolod

horserace1

Everybody is going today to horserace held in countryside. Mongols are clearly mad of their semi-wild horses.
Jokey-boy, a participant of the races and his father are heading for horserace of Naadam festival. Although, by law, a joker has to be not younger 7, some very young children of ages 5 or 6, unfortunately manage go through paper restrictions. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

tents1

Neighboors just for a night. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

two friends

Instead of playing with modern toys, the child is playing with what's availably around- baby animals. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

Ibuz

Making buz or dumplings. I'm good in flattening. So I'm helping this nomad woman to cook some delicious dumplings for foreign guests. Photo by me, Bolod

winter camp

Grasses just start growing as well as nomads start a bit relaxing.  Most baby animals have been already born. Every year, herders are the most busy at end of May and in April because animals are being born day and night. Photo by me, Bolod.

baby

Young Americans visiting a spring camp of herder family where baby animals being born day and night. Photo taken by me, Bolod.

 

Im back

We are back!!!!