Jessica Brooks

June 10, 2020
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Mongolia Introduced – A Virtual Tour

Mongolia Introduced – A Virtual Tour Let’s see how this goes … as you can’t currently visit our Mongolia, we will (attempt to) bring our beloved […]
June 10, 2020

Our Virtual Tour Of Eastern Mongolia

Our Virtual Tour Of Eastern Mongolia If you were to describe Mongolia in one word, the word that would spring to mind is ‘vast’, vast landscapes, […]
May 17, 2020
Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj - Mongolian Poet

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj If you’re not Mongolian, you may not have heard of Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj. Born in 1906, Natsagdorj was a seminal Mongolian poet and writer. He […]
May 16, 2020
Spend time in Mongolia and you will notice that a majority of families own a dog. Very rarely are they fashionable, small, pedigree dogs as traditionally the dogs role was to alert it’s owners to the arrival of strangers arriving from the wide-open steppe, herding the livestock when families moved to new pasture and guarding against the threat of wolves. Did you know that in Mongolia, dogs traditionally are the only animal given their own name? It is a sign of honour and part of a belief that dogs are the last stage before humans in the reincarnation process. When a dog dies, the owner whispers in the dog’s ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life. They are buried high in the hills so that people do not walk on their remains. Their tail is cut off and put beneath the head, and a piece of meat or fat is cut off and placed in the dog’s mouth to sustain its soul for its journey; before the dog is reincarnated, the dog’s soul is freed to travel the land, to run across the high open steppe for as long as it would like.

Mongolian Dogs – Life On The Steppe

Mongolian Dogs Pick up a guidebook to Mongolia and glance at the culture section. You’ll probably find that gers are (obviously) mentioned as are the Buddhist […]
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