Have I Mentioned Mongolia?

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.

“The sky.”

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.

The Kazahk people of the Mongolain mountains tame ginormous golden eagles and use them for hunting.
Archery is their national sport.
They can even do it mounted. (I challenge you to think up anything cooler than mounted arhcery).
Time fails me to tell of throat singing, food preperation, amazing customs, and nomadic hospitality.
I’m moving to Mongolia as soon as I get the chance.
Stop laughing.
In the meantime,
I’m writing a historical fiction novel set in Mongolia during the soviet occupation.
I wrote a letter to the ambassador from Mongolia. He responded by sending me Mongolian
pictures, magazines, a list of resources for my book, and a hand painted card. (My fan status was settled).
So there it is – Mongolia. Who is coming with me?

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

3 thoughts on “Have I Mentioned Mongolia?”

  1. Oh my goodness!! I didn't know all this about Mongolia! I REALLY want to go!! =) That's so awesome that you're writing a historical fiction set there and all the things you got from the ambassador! SO COOL. =) Thanks for sharing this!


  2. YES! I am so happy that I've convinced someone of the amazingness. I suppose the blog is the perfect place to expose all my (rather uncommon) fandoms. I'm glad you enjoyed.


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