But another miracle has occurred in Mongolia. Today, we drove out to the Steppes: the beautiful grasslands of Mongolia to visit another family. They are the ultimate, classic, traditional Mongolian family and it was incredible! The miracle is they were exactly what we needed and we got every shot we wanted – plus tons more! They live in a Ger: the traditional home for Mongolians. Some may know it as a Yurt, but that is the Russian term and Mongolians don’t like it!
It was an incredible day with this family. They fed us homemade cheese, yogurt, biscuits and Khuushuur: meat dumplings. As I researched countries and prepared for this trip I had learned about Airag a very unique drink to Mongolians: fermented horse milk! Oh boy. Well, this family had it for us. We all tried it. I’m not sure how to describe it, except that it exploded in my whole mouth like fireworks! J We photographed this darling family, in their colorful deels (traditional clothing); cooking, herding sheep, milking their cow, riding their beat up motorcycle, gathering wood for the fire, and even jumping rope. It was a fabulous, fun day!