After talking it over, I pushed him to call an outfitter and see what would be possible to hunt for the same-ish price. That's how Mongolian ibex became a household word and main topic of conversation.
The best part about this hunt was that it was nearly 1/3 the price! Score! Somewhere the decision was made to invite 3rd son to hunt and youngest to go along, but not to hunt.
The airport at Ulan Bator
bactrian camel used to be fairly plentiful, but with the advent of cars and trucks they are no longer needed, and their numbers are dwindling.
The ger is still a popular housing choice for nomads and can actually been seen in Ulan Bator sitting quietly next to an apartment building. TH and the boys were asked if they know the reason for the doors of the ger to face south, they guessed as something to do with weather. No, that's where our enemies come from, fucking Chinese!
Back to Ulan Bator. If you look close, next to the concrete ger is an actual ger, complete with fence and outhouse. Tis off to the right, just on the edge of the photo.
Genghis Khan sitting, and his two guards on horse.
Mongols from the oppression of Chinese rule in 1912.
Gives a whole new outlook to the Disney film Mulan, yeah?
The Blue Sky Hotel. Lovely isn't it? They are trying to attract tourism by offering luxury accommodations. Mongolia is trying ever so hard to wrench themselves out of 3rd world status, but it is an uneven effort. When TH and the boys would order something from the menu what they heard mostly was, "No!" with a sharp finger wag, that meant they were out of that. Most of the items from many of the menus around Ulan Bator seemed to be out of many menu items.