This past weekend was the 2010 Arkhangai Partnership Trade Fair. The two organizations I work with (Mercy Corps and Knowledge Network) were responsible for bringing nearly 200 businesses from 7 different aimags into one locale. The event was 3 days long. Including the great weather, everything went wonderfully. The diversity of products was incredible, and the produce being sold was of varieties we hadn't seen in town before. Things like real lettuce...canned salsa...packaged pizza. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
|Fried Fish from Hovsgul Aimag|
|Salsa - this was burn-your-mouth-spicy-HOT!|
|Notice the stuffed Badger, Marmot, Squirrels, etc.|
|A few of the performers|
|Arkhangai's Governor handing out the "Grand Prix", or top prize in the trade fair.|
More pictures will be posted on Facebook in the coming days - as soon as we figure out why our Internet in town has been going at a snail's pace.