Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just a bit more...

I won't add much more regarding Naadam. It's been a blast, eating a ton of Huushuur ("Hoasher") - think deep fried hot pocket with sheep meat inside. However, I do have to say that I have some video of the horses and of our family's now-deceased sheep. I know I've mentioned getting video up on this blog before and I really need to do that...however, as Kara posted in her last blog she got taken to UB and ended up being there overnight. Our laptop is at her family's house, so I'm not able to snag any video for this post.
I did get to taste some Airag (fermented mare's milk) on Thursday, and definitely have to agree that it's an acquired taste. It's quite difficult to swallow when you're staring at 100+ horses and you know it just came from one of them. But hey, who am I to be culturally insensitive...so I polished off an entire goblet/silver bowl of the stuff. I smiled and declined seconds.
Hope everyone's doing well. It's always great to get emails and updates from folks back home. Take care.

1 comment:

jabethere said...

I checked out your photos! Thanks for sharing. Gives us a great sense of where you are and dang, you are looking great for not showering but once a week or so! Mark, I am dying to know how well you fit in that bed! Looks a bit s h o r t mate! Love and hugs. Jeanne