Yak enjoying the quiet night as the glow of the full moon rises, like a giant Chinese lantern, on that distant desert horizon..
While in Mongolia, we always wait and look forward for a possible clear sky especially during the night as I wanted to photograph the milky over the gers. However, the full moon won't allow us to do it. But instead of waiting for the Milky way, we enjoyed what is presently in front of us, the glow of a golden moon, shimmering and lightening our way.
Mongolia is so much more than a bucketlist destination. It is true, that is is not as colorful as India or Morocco, the big game of East Africa, the calving glaciers and soaring icebergs of Patagonia or Antarctica.
Mongolia’s joys are quieter, more subtle, found in the sweep of the arm of a nomadic archer as she take aim, or in a slow ride on a double-humped camel between golden desert dunes.
One of the thing I learned in Mongolia is that enjoying what is in front of you, every second of it. While waiting for the Milky way everyday, I overlook the beauty of the moon, which I did not realize much more beautiful that the one I was waiting for. Sometimes, you just need to enjoy what's in front you, and you'll realize you are not actually missing anything..