Wednesday, February 14, 2007
(Click on any of the thumbnails here to see large images)
This was Sarra's family, the wife of Marc, who I met via the aborted effort to put on a play. There were 16 of us in the ger (
read about gers - the same as a Russian 'yurt' here). They are nomadic herders who move 8 times a year. In winter they gather ice where they find it for storage of water
video of collecting ice from frozen stream
and me on a hike in the mountains, wearing my borrowed herder coat - WARM!
|Actually it was 6 men, 2 women, a baby and a teenager: 10 in all in the jeep we drove from Mongolia's largest city, 50 kilomteres into the countryside for the weekend. I had taken the sleeper train Friday night from Mongolia's capital UlaanBaator to the 3rd largest city Erdenet. Video of the dining car||The 4 person compartment with a mini-TV|
And they collect water from the bit of a river about a mile away which is no completely frozen these days video of collecting ice from frozen streamMost of the family some views of the ger, where we 16 slept...
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