Each ger doubles as a distillery, producing vast quantities of airag
(from fermented mare or yak milk.) It's only 3% alcohol but often double distilled to be 12%) It tastes like goat fur and wreaks havoc on your guts.
Tired feet and yak meat - nomadic life in central Mongolia July 31st 2006 Sain bainuu!
We're back from the countryside and can happily say the Mongolia we came to see is alive and well outside the city, with nomadic life carrying on much as it has for centuries. We spent a magical 10 days in the Arkhangai Aimag (a central province), participating in a nomad-centered project called Ger to Ger (www.gertoger.org), designed to create alternative income for herder famili ... read more
Asia » Mongolia The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more