Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Mongolia changes to summer time

    This weekend, overnight between Friday and Saturday, Mongolia changed to summer time. Contrary to Europe or the United States, it’s a real novelty here, or let’s rather say that it’s the putting back of what existed nine years ago. Last time Mongolia changed to summer time was in 2006… and 2015! Continue reading

    The myth of Olgoi Khorkhoi

    Frank Herbert, the author of Dune, has not invented anything! We all remember the big sand worms of this science fiction saga. Mongolia has nothing to be ashamed of in comparison to it, since it has its own big worm: the olgoi khorkhoi, which means “large intestine worm”. Continue reading

    Horseback’s new year

    Horseback team new year 2015

    As each year, a great part of Horseback’s family joined to celebrate the new year together. The party was held in Tuul restaurant, in the centre of Ulan Bator. 86 of us joined, and among us, several nomads families that came in town especially for this occasion Continue reading

    Mongolian traditions and gifts

    There are two types of gifts in Mongolian tradition: “open-mouth gifts” and “closed-mouth gifts”.

    Open-mouth gifts are opened on top, like a cup, a bag, etc. Mongolians really like these gifts because they symbolise prosperity. Continue reading