My mongolian happy place

I am still struggling under the weight of various deadlines, but this is a really nice post from another expat in Mongolia to read while I’m laboring away.

Cold Weather Person

We all have places we go and things that we do that we know will lift our spirits and make us happy. I worked out a while ago that here in Mongolia, no matter how much it cost (which thankfully generally isn’t too much), how exhausted I am after, and the various downsides like no shower and pit toilets, that the Mongolia countryside is my happy place here. I’ve been incredibly lucky and managed lots of weekend trips away – for a while I felt like I went away every second or third weekend. Even as the weather has been getting colder I’ve managed weekends away to enjoy the clean chilly countryside air, the mountains and snow sprinkled landscape.

Just some of the things I love about the Mongolian countryside: flowers, fields, gers, green rolling hills, fresh air, and space. This is Geshurt, not far from UB in summer, the colours have changed since then but it remains a lovely spot. Just some of the things I love about the Mongolian countryside: flowers, fields, gers, green rolling hills, fresh air, and space. This is Geshurt, not far from UB in summer, the…

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