One of the best things about doing a Ger to Ger trip in Mongolia is that you get full access to the families and the culture. You learn, you communicate, your spread knowledge and understanding. I have another ulterior motive though – staying with families in their gers give you great access for photography. The families are always eager to show you their lives and share and they do love to have their photos taken. Whenever I return to Ulaanbaatar after a Ger to Ger trip I always get the family photos reprinted and then take them back to the Ger to Ger office so that they can send them to the families. Each family I visited has a great photo album of images tourists/guests have sent them. I’m simply happy to be a part of that process of providing them some memories that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
May latest trip to Terelj Park in Mongolia yielded these results. It’s good to know that these same pictures are safely tucked away in a book in their ger which they will show off to other visitors – sort of like the circle of life.
Where do you go to find authentic travel and great photos opps?