Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Where eagles dare: adventures in Western Mongolia

Mongolia is gradually increasing in popularity for more adventurous travellers. And thanks to this video, from talented travel filmmaker Brandon Li, it's not hard to see why.

Offering up some of the most remote landscapes this great big world of ours has to offer, Mongolia is the ideal destination for those wishing to get 'off the beaten track'.

But don't let the vast nothingness of the steppe fool you: these lands are full of life, culture and adventure for those willing to look for it. As Brandon's video - which is shot in the country's west - so beautifully illustrates, the lives of the nomadic people are an endlessly captivating exercise in simplicity, ingenunity and living in harmony with nature.

Whether it's training eagles to hunt wild game, wrestling, racing camels of herding yaks: the life and times of the documented nomadic Kazakh people serve up a lot for the discerning adventure to discover.

So, if you're looking for something a little different to do with your next chunk of annual leave, look no further. Mongolia is the answer.

Follow Brandon on Instagram @brandon_li

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