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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!

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Steve Hathaway - April 3, 2010 Reply

Love the bike at the door to anchor it in this era.

Russ - April 3, 2010 Reply

I like these photos, and most find their way onto my desktop as the back ground. It fuels me for this lifestyle as well, great stuff. If at all possible, can links be provided to the original that might be a bit larger? I know there is a site…eye something tha can help with a search, anyone?

Renewable Ray - April 3, 2010 Reply

Yes Steve, the bike is great. It screams to me “people are the same everywhere”

Benjamin - April 4, 2010 Reply

I’d hate to have to mow that lawn!

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Marcene - May 20, 2012 Reply

I borrowed a movie (from Blockbuster, at the time) about a Mongolian family who lived in a yurt called “The Story of the Weeping Camel.” I was quite taken with the way they lived in it and came away from the film with a better understanding of their life. Fascinating!

There are many descriptions of the movie, but here is one: “Springtime in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia. A family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white calf. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and her motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two young boys on a journey through the desert, to a small village town in search of a musician who is their only hope for saving the calf’s life.”
Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/weepingcamel/

You can borrow it from Netflix, too.

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