Mongolia is a great country with a long history of traditions and culture. Names are intimately part of it, and choosing one for a child is in fact not an easy task. Why is that? What are the interesting facts about given names in Mongolia? What is trendy and not, or even funny?
For it is 17th edition, the Ice festival was held on the frozen waters of Khuvsgul Lake on March 3 and 4. Horseback team brings you back the event in pictures that we hope will please you at most. Despite the bad weather forecast, the festival maintained its 2 days of festivity to enjoy at best winter activities. This year, 8000 visitors attended the festival, as well as 70 handcraft traders. A complete program for the pleasure of your eyes.
If it turns to be that you are travelling in Mongolia in February, don’t give a miss to Tsagaan Sar, a must-see during your stay. Depending on the Lunar calendar, it will occur early in the month, and be held for 3 days, for which the country will stop working to enjoy at best this well respected celebration. Many would say it is herald of spring; let me confirm this saying, since there has been lately a mild spell of temperatures. However, don’t delude yourself (so do I), you’ve better keep yourself warm though. Never trusting Mongolian weather!
Here with Horseback Mongolia, we love quality work, and we are proud to present you a video introducing our Agency!
This video gives you a glimpse of what Mongolia has to offer, knowing that general public has a little to no idea of what to find and see of the country.
When I first arrived in Ulan Batar, no wonder I was nervous at the idea of the rough Mongolian winter with its -40C. An idea reinforced when you are told that the place you are about to spend a part of your life in, is the coldest capital in the world…there is a real need to reconsider my choices in terms of expatriation. Continue reading