Travel | Favourite Places in the World | Mongolia & Tibet
This trip was one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. I mean, how many people stay in a Mongolian nomadic tent?! They call it a ger or a yurt. I know. Both are super sexy names. And who doesn’t want altitude sickness when they’re trying to see Mount Everest?! It’s as fun as it sounds. And, really. What are the odds that we were even let into Tibet? It was during the Olympics, and they weren’t letting anyone in to prevent protests or negative press. While we were in China, we found an agency that helped us get in. They were only letting in a handful of foreigners and we were three of them. It was a trip of a lifetime and here are some of my favourite images from Mongolia and Tibet.
We really were in the middle of nowhere. This was the view of our ger at sunrise.
While we were in the capital, Ulanbatar, we attended an annual festival with archery, wrestling and horse racing.
Tibet | Everest Base Camp
AKA The time we got altitude sickness. Imagine the worst migraine, insomnia, nausea and breathlessness. Sounds like fun, huh?! It turns out we ascended to an altitude in an unrecommended amount of time. Oops.
Yak butter tea. Yep. Tastes just as bad as it sounds. Mmmmm.
One of my favourite images of all time. I love it when I can see my own reflection in someone’s eyes.
The Jade Pools. Awesome.
There it is! Mount Everest. Do you believe that it was shrouded in clouds for weeks leading up to our visit. The clouds were actually still there as we made our way to the lookout point. Just as we arrived, the clouds parted.