Hynes, Patricia, Contemporary Review
Trotting on ice; strides short and balanced, as we rode on unshod, stocky ponies through herds of yaks who were lumbering across the lunar-like landscape of Mongolia. December, minus 14C, causing not only our breath to freeze but the insides of our nostrils and what felt like the top layers of exposed skin. The only warmth emanating from the briskly moving shoulders of the solid animals beneath us.
Our guide across this sepia coloured land was Bat. His broad, regal face grinning as he explained, |In Mongolia there are thirty-two words for snow'. We learnt how to say horse, yak, wolf and one word for snow, the basics of Mongolian vocabulary.
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Publication information: Article title: Mongolian Trotting. Contributors: Hynes, Patricia - Author. Magazine title: Contemporary Review. Volume: 263. Issue: 1530 Publication date: July 1993. Page number: 39+. © 1999 Contemporary Review Company Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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