Sain uu! Our new friend, Amanda, invited us to come see her Yurt in Hinton St George last week and we had (CAPS FOR EMPHASIS) an absolutely lovely time! (For those of you that are unaware, a Yurt is a kind of circular tent that nomads typically use in Mongolia.)
We had ourselves a picnic and an education while we were there. Amanda, her friend Linda, and Emee the dog taught us all about Mongolia, it’s history, culture, wildlife (the Marmot is my new favourite critter) and entertained all the hands that raised questions in response.
When we weren’t chilling out inside the Yurt, we also got to enjoy the sun and each other’s company too. (The weather looked after us almost as well as Amanda did!) She also had the best biscuit selection and allowed us to make a wish by tying it to her tree outside (which you will find pictured below).
A massive bayarlalaa (or thank you) to everyone who helped make the day a success. We were practically singing the Mongolian National Anthem on the minibus ride home!