How Do The Nomads Live in Mongolia When people think of Mongolia, they mostly think of open plains and grassland steppes where the nomads roam free. To some extent it is true. Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. However, since 1990s Mongolia has slowly been transitioning into a more urbanized way country. There are major stereotypes about Mongolia being a nomadic country that is…

Crossing the Mongolia – China Border on a Budget If you are travelling through either Mongolia or China, it’s always good to know some cheap ways to methods to get around. As a Mongolian traveler who prefers adventurous experiences, I’ve had my fair share of bargaining, negotiating, and finding good deals. For newcomers to Mongolia, it’s recommended to read this Lonely Planet Guide and to learn the basics of the…

Tradtional Clothing Tradtional Mongolian clothing is simply the deel. Depending on the use and purpose of the deel, the material, the style and look can vary. Check out this cool video about making the Mongolian deel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhu-qyTlXFY Practical Deel The deels that nomads wear are mainly for practical purposes. It’s made out of wool and cloth. No fancy stitching or ornaments. The outer layer of the deel is hardy and…

The official modern day Mongolian writing system is Cyrillic. It’s similar to many Slavic and Central Asian countries that use the Cyrillic alphabet, but it has the additional Ө Ү as vowels which is unique to the Mongolian language. Before using the Cyrillic alphabet Mongolians used to mainly use the traditional script and at one point in time even Latin, for further reading check out: Mongolian writing system. The vowels and…