we chose to run in the middle of the day in the desert, which was relaxing but HOT!
for days we drove and saw more animals than humans. Animal traffic crossings are like cross walks in Mongolia.
and the sky suddenly turns to perilous shades! But we run anyway.
we’re running right toward an inviting rain and hail storm!
asking for directions and driving conditions ahead seems to be a Mongolian pastime.
When another storm rolled through, we got a chance to learn about the Mongolian culture of interdepency. Without any hesitation, a local family hosted us for shelter and tea, before 9am. Check out the set-up, this is a common type of home for Mongolians living in the countryside.
Mongolians have an amazing education system and very high literacy rate, teenagers from the remote areas attend boarding schools in larger towns. Giraa, a teen we met in the Northern Gobi, even had Facebook!