Camping with tent is always different in different countries. Here I had no idea what to expect, but really, it was such a good experience. You can travel for hours during landscape only consisting of nature (no people and lights), so at night the scenery at the sky is something truly amazing, you can see stars you have never seen before!
Before heading towards the Gobi Desert we made a stop by a Ger, belonging to a nomadic family. The family cooked us a lovely meal, freshly made noodles with meat. I mentioned earlier that about one third of Mongolians live in Ulan Bator. But one third still live the traditional nomadic life. During the stay in the Ger we also drank a lot of the milk tea. The tea was made from milk that had just been milked from one of the family’s cows. When I come to think of it, before I went to Mongolia, I had never had fresh (not pasteurized) milk before. That is for sure quite a sad though! Something so basic, but you can not even buy it legally in Sweden!
When in Mongolia, there is just one thing you have to do! Riding horses, so when I had the chance I didn’t hesitate trying! The Mongolian horses are quite small, but really strong. Letting the horse run in the endless sand landscape was such great feeling of freedom. I have always been a little intimidated by horses, but this made me want to try it out at home too. I will try to arrange a longer tour by horse back home in Sweden.
Mongolia has shown to be a great destination for exploring! If I get the chance I will definitely go back!