Hogno Han, Nomads, Mongol Els Dunes and Uvgun Monastery, Wednesday 7th June 2000
It was an exceptionally bright and hot day. The fried breakfast included dough. We visited sand dunes – the 45° slope was a bit too risky for the jeep. The atmosphere was very dry and I made footprints in the sand. I am writing my diary in the usual place in the Ger just before dark. We visited a small working monastery. I went back to rest before lunch and removed my t-shirt. It is so bright! We sat drinking tea for a long time in the restaurant Ger. The locals were resting on benches. I am winding down during the last day of the trip. We walked to an ordinary family, accompanied by a member of that family (mainly to reassure the dog). I had two bowls of yoghurt and took a photo. There was a pet goat under the bed behind me as I sat on the floor. We slipped through a gap at the end of the fence on the way back. I listened to music and read the travel guide. I feel really lazy, but have exhausted local sight seeing possibilities. We had a conversation about the best way to tackle mad dogs.