Lovely photo of a yurt in Mongolia… Photo by Dimitri Mundorff, winner of Lonely Planet’s photo contest.
Zarla says: I stayed in Mongolia in a yurt. Lovely, such a different culture and way of life, but the yurts and people were amazing. I love the fact that all of the structure is home made-even down to the goathide fastenings that hold the khana (wall sections together.) I watched someone making the lengths of rope too, all from camel hair-totally wonderful. I fell in love with them, so brought one home, but it’s a poor second to being on the steppe. Ahh, memories!