Guildford Travel Club Presents

Modern Mongolia

21st January 2020

Jess Brooks

Kazakh eagle hunte

Modern Mongolia is not necessarily an easy option as a travel destination. It is a tough country in everything from its climate to its infrastructure and the local people have learnt to adapt to this challenging way of life.

But the rewards for those who make the effort to get to Mongolia are, like its land, immense. Just leave behind your preconceptions. Instead, come with an open mind and be delighted, challenged and surprised by 21st century Mongolia.

This talk is presented by Jessica Brooks - who has been based in Mongolia since 2006 and is the founder of the specialist travel company Eternal Landscapes Mongolia. Jessica is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for her work in Mongolia - as well as a published guidebook author. More details on Jessica and her travel company can be found here.

Mongolian girl and sheep
Young Mongolian girl inside her ger, and lamb!    © Kairi Aun
Ulan Battar
Modern and not so modern Ulaanbaatar    © Tammy McCorkle
Mongolian archer
Young Mongolian archer   © Janette Asche
Sonow covered buddhist monastery
Buddha statue at Amarbayasgalant monastery,    © Kairi Aun
Ger interior
Ger interior,  © Savreen (Séverine Baptiste-Blanchart)
Small town life
Small town life in Mongolia (copyright unknown)
Western Mongolian wilderness
Western Mongolia   © Kairi Aun