“Do you know the origin of the Chinese words 拍马屁 (literal: slapping the horse’s butt; meaning: flattery)?” Nathan asked us with a big smile while we were watching horseracing at countryside Naadam festival in Mongolia. Continue reading Nadaam: A Two-Day Festival of Butt Slapping
Category Archives: Mongolia
Mongolian Wrestlers Dancing Befor Match
It was funny to watch big bulky wrestlers dancing like eagles before the match.
Life is Like a Train
Life is like a train,
It doesn’t stop for sun nor rain.
We sit and wait,
Soon we wonder if life’s a waste. Continue reading Life is Like a Train
Children working as we travel
This video was taken while we did “workaway” (ww.workaway.info) for 1 week in Mongolia’s Lake Khovsgol.
The Trains of Life
“No fair! You toppled the cards and caused me to lose track!” my Mom complained.
“Hey Nathan! Put the cards back where they belong! You think we can’t see you slipping those cards on top of the pile?” shouted Joani with an angry voice.
“Joani, did you cheat this time? This is the second you’ve won,” questioned my Father. Continue reading The Trains of Life