Wrote quite a bit about the festival in the link above, but if I had to say more, I’d talk about how exciting it’s going to be to see where Mongolian bands go in the future. All these outside influences are growing, and there are some distinct genres that bands are fond of. I love the sound of Mongolian lyrics. The guttural aspects work amazingly well for metal and rap. The breathy, windy sound you also hear in spoken Mongolian makes me swoon when it’s sung like it is by The Lemons, or even the pop girl group, Kiwi. There’s lots to love about Mongolian music.
Mongolia is one of the most challenging countries for any road trip. It didn't disappoint this time.
Shopping for house parts in 100 Ail in UB.
One with the steppe.
Naran Tuul market, Mongolia's biggest open air market. Still not quite awake at 9 am.
Summer in Mongolia means going to the countryside as often as possible. Better yet, send the kids and keep them out of trouble.
Darkhan Elite's Graduation in May. Seniors leading a walk around the gym, ringing a bell to bless the future before them.