In terms of population density, Mongolia seems an immense desert, an area of over a million and a half square kilometers live here only 2.5 million inhabitants.

Mongolia, nomadic yurt

Mongolia, nomadic yurt

Due to physical and geographical conditions that exist there  and ancestral inheritance, Mongols have a simple life in freedom and in close contact with nature, their occupation is the livestock. This makes Mongolia the first country in  the world in number of livestock per capita. In Mongolian households predominate growth of sheep, goats, cattle, horses. Mongolia is the country where live more horses than people, yaks and camels is also growing at a great number of heads, no wonder the Mongolian family life revolve around these creatures and is very closely related to them.

Mongolian camels

Mongolian camels

Mongolian yac

Mongolian yak

Picture of horses grazing on the steppe of Mongolia.

Picture of horses grazing on the steppe of Mongolia.

In summer, a typical day for a nomadic family begins long before sunrise. Women and older children milking animals, then men out with flocks, leave them alone and supervise them from a distance with binoculars or do some horseback ride them better move toward specific areas for grazing. After work in the morning, breakfast starts, it starts with a suutei tsai, tea with milk and salt Mongols specific, this tea prepared in the morning and kept warm thermos is consumed throughout the day, besides tea, breakfast includes uruum bread, a mixture of cream cheese. Bread is a food that is found in crowded areas, the more you remove them, the bread becomes more rare in remote areas, almost deserted, every family uses flour and rice flour to prepare a kind of unleavened cakes, which are fried in fat and remplaced the bread. For lunch, the women cook one dish, and the variety of the menu is quite low, most often brew tuivan, noodles with meat, rice with meat or boiled meat only. Evening over what remains of lunch, pour hot tea, and dinner ready. Summer is the season milk, fresh milk is consumed. From Mongolian diet lacking fruit and vegetables.

Mongolian suutei tsai

Mongolian suutei tsai

Mongols are communicative, cheerful, always smiling, sociable and very hospitable, people, they have a saying: my house is your house and your house is my house. Strain or Mongolian are well received in any family.

In every family there are three or four children, everyone contributes to the daily affairs, however, the greats taking care of their younger brothers. They gather firewood, bring water, milk the animals and take care of cattle grazing, all the work that they do is for placer, proud that they can help the family, in Mongolia, regardless of age, everyone knows to ride.

Today, in the country of the feared archers, the traveler can see that warrior spirit that sowed terror and brought them fame, died. Because Buddhism, very widespread among Mongols, no reminds the Golden Horde of Genghis Khan

At the beginning of May, in Mongolia the winter is finished, though snow and low temperatures are possible even in summer. On the roads of the steppe and the mountains, you can find a heavy traffic, the migration of nomadic Mongols begin and everywhere is full of trucks, SUVs trailer or small two-wheeled carts, drawn by yaks. The Mongolians carry their household, looking for a good place for herds of grazing animals..

Once chosen place after unloading luggage, they start building yurts, each family member brings its contribution. The yurt is a circular tent with 46 meters in diameter and a height of 3 meters, the Mongols traditional house consists of a skeleton wood, everything is covered with felt and canvas. Usually every family sits beside a river.

Yurt

Yurt