A land of contrasts??? (hmmm)
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
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Our little Ger was awesome (see photo) and we were able to spend a few days in the Mongolian contryside
We were lucky enough to be able to visit a nomadic family living on the other side of the valley. We were welcomed to their home and then force fed an extremely large meal! It started with the puffy cake type things that were told to eat with the jam provided and then some type of dried fruit (still not sure what that was), then the milk tea which was served in a soup bowl and just kept being refilled no matter what we did. We thought that was it but then a giant dish of spiral noodles, potatoe and dried mutton was placed before us.. oh dear.. there goes that diet. The biggest problem was you could just have a small plate and that was it they kept refilling and refilling our plates. Eventually it got beyond politeness and we had to insist on 'NO MORE!'
Check out the photo of their cat... watch out Max and Mavis... you may end up on a leash!
We also were taken for a horse ride on the 'semi wild' horses in the valley however my horse was so tame that it wouldn't even move and had to be dragged along but the benefit of this was that I had a great chance to check out the amazing view.
Our stay in the Valley was wonderful but after the amount of food and the amount of protein and carbs that we ate I am now seriously considering vegetarianism!
We headed back to UB and are preparing for the last leg of out trip to China!