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mongolia: 5 vignettes

it’s been a year since my trip to mongolia, and i promised myself that i would write it down, and i wouldn’t forget my experiences. well, i procrastinated … for a year. 1,181 more words


News: World's Oldest Needle Found in Siberian Cave

Although this news isn’t current (the needle was discovered last summer), it will still be of interest to anyone who didn’t read about the discovery at the time. 167 more words

Central Asia

International Ice Shagai

An impromptu EL international ice shagai competition. Khovd River, Ulaankhuus., Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia. One Australian, two Mongolians and a Kazakh eagle hunter.

* Shagai is the traditional Mongolian game of ankle bone shooting. 40 more words

#FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

**Warning: Contains Spoilers**

Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, defies years of patriarchal tradition to pursue her dream in becoming an Eagle Hunter. The Eagle Huntress (2016) provides viewers with an intrinsic view of her courageous journey and the steps required in mastering the craft. 982 more words


The Eagle Huntress (2016)

D: Otto Bell / 87m

Narrated by Daisy Ridley

With: Nurgaiv Aisholpan, Rys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Almagul, Boshai Dalaikhan, Bosaga Rys

In the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, there is a nomadic tribe who for centuries have used eagles in their hunt for food. 1,133 more words


The Ultimate Kazakh Mongolian 8-hour Dance Party [Videos]

I’m not that much for big, crazy parties.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my moments. But normally I’m pretty low-key, preferring an intimate dinner to a raucous evening out on the town. 1,457 more words

The Eagle Huntress

Falconry is one of the oldest sports in the world, with birds of prey still flown today for the amusement of tourists at bird rescue centers and wildlife parks. 171 more words