Recently we went visiting teaching. In the "ger districts" it can be hard to find the right house (ger). While we were looking for the home, this man came by with his herd of skinny cows.
Here is Annette riding the one of the Mongolian two-humped camels. How would you like to have a stick through our nose leading you around all day? Remind you of some of the nose rings we see?
One day we ate at the "Mongolian Barbecue." You pick out your own selection of meats (including horse meat), vegetables, noodles, and sauces. Then the cook puts on a show tossing your food and chopping it with his two swords.
This is a typical "ger district." In the background is a huge cemetery. In the ger district a person fences off his "yard." Then he puts up a ger, an outhouse, and if he is lucky eventually builds a small wooden house. Two thirds of the people in Ulaanbaatar live in gers with no running water. They usually have electricity. As you can see the "roads" are really just spaces between the gers where people walk or drive.