I haven’t yet introduced you to Mongolia. That needs to be taken care of immediately. I was introduced to Mongolia through my bookish exploration of the world in 10th grade. Since then, I have not been able to get it out of my mind.
On bad days I threaten to move to Mongolia immediately. On more stable days I plan my route through college study abroad and preparing for the foreign service exam. One way or the other, I am desperate to visit someday.
Often times when I gush about Mongolia, folks laugh.
“That is SO random.”
I usually respond rather simply.
Some people don’t understand about the sky of Mongolia, so I pull out my soapbox and begin.
“AHA! Let me tell you…”
In Mongolia they live in circular tents that they can take down and set up in an hour. They follow their animals across the plains, never living the same place for too long.
Their children are ridiculously adorable AND talented. They are raised alongside their animals and learn to ride horses around the same time they learn to walk.
They ride reindeer. Like literally tame them and ride them around town like… oh hey I’m riding chose this here reindeer today because the antlers were cooler on this one.