2015 Mongolia/Gobi Desert
How fortunate we were to be able to participate in this tour to Mongolia! We had a wonderful time learning a little about the culture and history of Mongolia. We visited a Kazakh family where we saw some amazing crafts created by the woman of the house, a horse breeding family where the horseman demonstrated how he rounds up stray horses, a yak breeding family where we were able to try milking the yaks and a camel breeding family where we were able to ride camels. We particularly liked visiting the musical instruments factory where the horse head fiddles were made. The ethnic performances which featured the fiddles as well as other musical instruments unique to Mongolia were also wonderful. The people participating in this trip were especially a fun group and we were privileged to spend time with them.