Penny has a cousin that has been living in Mongolia. She wanted to send her own Merry Christmas to you readers. Here she poses with a hand-carved Mongolian nativity scene. She is making friends with the camels.
Camels are native here in Mongolia; they are used for transportation and for milking. In this land the animals have owners but are allowed to run loose and feed themselves in the wild.
The herdsman live in little round houses called “gers”. The fences are used to keep animals away from the houses.
Mongolia is a land between Russia and China. Far in the north, the summers are short and snow can often be seen out on the mountains.
Come visit and take a turn at riding a camel for yourself!
Christmas is not celebrated here as in Christian countries.
Maybe you’d like to see a close up of that nativity scene at my friend’s house. It is beautifully made.
Mary and Joseph in the background and the baby Jesus in the manger.
We three Mongolian kings…bearing gifts.
I see a restless camel itching to go out exploring!
Our little gal also enjoyed checking out the gingerbread house competition for Christmas. Here is a scene with gers and animals and the mountains in the background. So detailed and clever!
Next, a tall skinny house dusted with snow.
And last of all, a little log cabin, complete with interior furnishings.
Before we say goodbye, you are welcome to sample some “aaruul” or dried yogurt that they make here in Mongolia.
Thanks for visiting!! Merry Christmas!!
Happy New Year!! from Mongolia.