Vet Nurse Rebeccas trip to Mongolia


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I have just returned from the most wonderful adventure in Mongolia!! I have travelled to some parts of the world before, but this was my first solo journey. I hired my own driver and guide through a company called Wild Nature Travel Mongolia and they were so friendly, professional and well organised. I was very safe and well cared for during the whole trip!!

I spent almost 3 weeks there and spent some of the time in the capital (Ulaanbaatar) and some time travelling to outer regions in Mongolia.

I visited the ancient city of Karakhorum and saw the monastery and the incredible museum there. I also witnessed the local Naadam festival which was great, so close to the action.

I travelled to Khustai National Park and stayed with the Nomads there. I saw the Przewalski wild horses (Takhi is the Mongolian name of this horse), recently re-introduced back to home land of Mongolia.

In and around Ulaanbaatar, I enjoyed the Naadam festival which ran over a couple of days. The festival includes a spectacular opening ceremony in the stadium, followed by Archery, Wrestling, Ankle bone shooting and Horse racing. Young children are the jockeys and learn to ride from the age of 3. The skills these kids have on horseback are totally amazing and the distance run was around 25km or more (depending on the age of the horses). They ride out across the plains and then the race starts and they race back. Quite different to the running around in circles we do here in Australia!! What a wonderful sight to see!!

I caught a smaller plane to the North of the country and spent time near the Russian Border at Khuvsgul Lake. It is very beautiful and there were Yaks, Ground Squirrels and many other wonderful animals. I wish I could get hold of some Yak yoghurt in Australia – it is delicious!!

I also travelled to the East and saw the region of Gun Galuut where I saw the rare White-Naped Crane which nests here after travelling from Siberia.

When not staying in my flash hotel in the capital, I stayed in Gers. They are amazingly warm and comfortable and I had my very own fireplace at night to keep me warm.

The food was amazing everywhere I went and most meals had four courses of tasty and exciting food. If I wasn’t hiking so much and riding horses and camels, I would have put on the pounds!! As it was I came back fit and healthy and very happy.

The scenery in Mongolia was beautiful and it met my expectations of vast Steppes, herds of Goats, Sheep, Horses, Cattle and Camels!! There were lots of Gers, Nomads and endless skies. What an experience.

I even stopped in Hong Kong for the night on the way home and met up with Vivian. She was a Vet student at Murwillumbah Vet Clinic while studying and now has a job as a Vet in Hong Kong. We went out for lunch and I had the best Yum Cha EVER!!

Life is good!!

Bec Kirkman

Veterinary Nurse

Murwillumbah Vet Clinic.

 

Mongolia trip

I have just returned from the most wonderful adventure in Mongolia!!  I have travelled to some parts of the world before, but this was my first solo journey.  I hired my own driver and guide through a company called Wild Nature Travel Mongolia and they were so friendly, professional and well organised.  I was very safe and well cared for during the whole trip!!

I spent almost 3 weeks there and spent some of the time in the capital (Ulaanbaatar) and some time travelling to outer regions in Mongolia. 

I visited the ancient city of Karakhorum and saw the monastery and the incredible museum there.  I also witnessed the local Naadam festival which was great, so close to the action.

      

I travelled to Khustai National Park and stayed with the Nomads there.  I saw the Przewalski wild horses (Takhi is the Mongolian name of this horse), recently re-introduced back to home land of Mongolia.

            

In and around Ulaanbaatar, I enjoyed the Naadam festival which ran over a couple of days.  The festival includes a spectacular opening ceremony in the stadium, followed by Archery, Wrestling, Ankle bone shooting and Horse racing.  Young children are the jockeys and learn to ride from the age of 3.  The skills these kids have on horseback are totally amazing and the distance run was around 25km or more (depending on the age of the horses).  They ride out across the plains and then the race starts and they race back.  Quite different to the running around in circles we do here in Australia!!  What a wonderful sight to see!!

    

I caught a smaller plane to the North of the country and spent time near the Russian Border at Khuvsgul Lake.  It is very beautiful and there were Yaks, Ground Squirrels and many other wonderful animals.  I wish I could get hold of some Yak yoghurt in Australia – it is delicious!!

    

I also travelled to the East and saw the region of Gun Galuut where I saw the rare White-Naped Crane which nests here after travelling from Siberia. 

          

When not staying in my flash hotel in the capital, I stayed in Gers.  They are amazingly warm and comfortable and I had my very own fireplace at night to keep me warm.

The food was amazing everywhere I went and most meals had four courses of tasty and exciting food.  If I wasn’t hiking so much and riding horses and camels, I would have put on the pounds!!  As it was I came back fit and healthy and very happy.

    

The scenery in Mongolia was beautiful and it met my expectations of vast Steppes, herds of Goats, Sheep, Horses, Cattle and Camels!!  There were lots of Gers, Nomads and endless skies.  What an experience.

    

I even stopped in Hong Kong for the night on the way home and met up with Vivian.  She was a Vet student at Murwillumbah Vet Clinic while studying and now has a j

Mongolia trip

I have just returned from the most wonderful adventure in Mongolia!! I have travelled to some parts of the world before, but this was my first solo journey. I hired my own driver and guide through a company called Wild Nature Travel Mongolia and they were so friendly, professional and well organised. I was very safe and well cared for during the whole trip!!

I spent almost 3 weeks there and spent some of the time in the capital (Ulaanbaatar) and some time travelling to outer regions in Mongolia.

I visited the ancient city of Karakhorum and saw the monastery and the incredible museum there. I also witnessed the local Naadam festival which was great, so close to the action.

 

I travelled to Khustai National Park and stayed with the Nomads there. I saw the Przewalski wild horses (Takhi is the Mongolian name of this horse), recently re-introduced back to home land of Mongolia.

 

In and around Ulaanbaatar, I enjoyed the Naadam festival which ran over a couple of days. The festival includes a spectacular opening ceremony in the stadium, followed by Archery, Wrestling, Ankle bone shooting and Horse racing. Young children are the jockeys and learn to ride from the age of 3. The skills these kids have on horseback are totally amazing and the distance run was around 25km or more (depending on the age of the horses). They ride out across the plains and then the race starts and they race back. Quite different to the running around in circles we do here in Australia!! What a wonderful sight to see!!

 

I caught a smaller plane to the North of the country and spent time near the Russian Border at Khuvsgul Lake. It is very beautiful and there were Yaks, Ground Squirrels and many other wonderful animals. I wish I could get hold of some Yak yoghurt in Australia – it is delicious!!

 

I also travelled to the East and saw the region of Gun Galuut where I saw the rare White-Naped Crane which nests here after travelling from Siberia.

 

When not staying in my flash hotel in the capital, I stayed in Gers. They are amazingly warm and comfortable and I had my very own fireplace at night to keep me warm.

 

The food was amazing everywhere I went and most meals had four courses of tasty and exciting food. If I wasn’t hiking so much and riding horses and camels, I would have put on the pounds!! As it was I came back fit and healthy and very happy.

 

The scenery in Mongolia was beautiful and it met my expectations of vast Steppes, herds of Goats, Sheep, Horses, Cattle and Camels!! There were lots of Gers, Nomads and endless skies. What an experience.

 

I even stopped in Hong Kong for the night on the way home and met up with Vivian. She was a Vet student at Murwillumbah Vet Clinic while studying and now has a job as a Vet in Hong Kong. We went out for lunch and I had the best Yum Cha EVER!!

 

Life is good!!

Bec Kirkman

Veterinary Nurse

Murwillumbah Vet Clinic.

 

ob as a Vet in Hong Kong.  We went out for lunch and I had the best Yum Cha EVER!!

Life is good!!

Bec Kirkman

Veterinary Nurse

Murwillumbah Vet Clinic.


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