Mongolian culture

July 27, 2021
Bactrian camel Mongolia

Camel Trekking Mongolia

Camel Trekking Mongolia The Gobi Desert is Asia’s largest desert – split between northern China and southern Mongolia. John Man is his book, Tracking the Gobi, […]
July 26, 2021
Mongolia and the Olympics - winning gold in Judo

Mongolia And The Olympics

Mongolia And The Olympics What do you know about Mongolia and the Olympics?  Did you know that Mongolia has a National Olympic Committee? Those who have […]
June 28, 2021
Sunrise from sacred Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia

Shiliin Bogd Mongolia As we have mentioned elsewhere in our blog and website, if someone asked us to describe Mongolia in one word, the one word […]
May 28, 2021
A lot of the traditions of Mongolia were made illegal during the Communist era. Even though since independence in the early 1990’s Mongolia has had to forge and reforge its identity, a lot of the banned older customs and social rules have returned and still remain an inherent part of 21st Century Mongolian life. However, some are so integrated into everyday life that it can be hard for visitors to tell that they exist. One tradition that most travellers come across and that remains at the core of rural life in Mongolia is ‘khoorog’ – the passing and receiving of the snuff bottle. Passing a snuff bottle is seen as a formal occasion. If given, always try to remember to accept it with your right hand and with an open palm. You may take a pinch of snuff or just sniff the bottle’s top. Before passing the bottle to another person, you should offer it back to its owner. Do not replace the cap firmly before passing the bottle back – simply leave it resting on top of the bottle, with the snuff blade inside. This great image was taken by our guest Egon Filter on our Untamed Mongolia – one of our Mongolian small group adventures.

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia

Gift Ideas For When Travelling In Mongolia Local Mongolians will not expect anything in return for their hospitality. However, it is perfectly appropriate to offer gifts […]
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