Posts Tagged ‘ger’:

Z is for Zavhan

Zavhan is my home province in Mongolia. It is a bit bigger than countries like Scotland and Austria and it is in the western part of Mongolia. My childhood was spent in these mountains and deserts, riding horses and milking cows, goats and sheep. My book Mongol covers my childhood and it was lovely to remember this picturesque landscape.

G is for Ger

Ger is a Mongolian word for yurt. In Mongolian, the word ger also means home. Does happiness depend on how many rooms or how much you have? When I say I grew up in a ger some people think poverty. Well, I never starved of love.   Here are some fun facts of growing up in a ger: You never feel alone. You are always in the same house wherever you move house.  There is no bed time different from adults. You can see the stars through the window on top. Everyone eats together facing each other because of the

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Letters from Patna Primary school

When I was feeding my baby girl I heard this thump in the hall. That was the postman delivering the post. I opened this heavy brown envelope addressed to me in a hurry. ‘Dear Mrs Ramsay I am writing to thank you for coming to our school and giving us a taste of Mongolian life…’ continued the letters. They were the most sincerely written letters I had ever read. I could tell they made huge effort in writing them. I was touched. They made me smile, laugh and almost cry. I could not believe how much they learnt from my

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9 Fun Facts Growing up in a Ger

Does happiness depend on how many rooms or how much you have? When I say I grew up in a ger some people think poverty. Well, I never starved of love. Here are the fun facts growing up in a ger: You never feel alone You are always in the same house wherever you move house There is no bed time different from adults You can see the stars through the window on top Everyone eats together facing each other because of the round shape In the summer, you can ‘see through’ the wall once the felt covers lifted up

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The mystery and magic of the ger*

ger*- is a Mongolian round house known as yurt in the West The Edinburgh Festival. The Edinburgh Book Festival to be more specific. The book lovers wandering about, secretly eyeing everyone’s bag, checking who has which books by whom. The writers competing secretly about who has the longest queue for their book signing… Amongst all these a ger stands enjoying the discussions of these smart people, adding a magical touch into the atmosphere. Nicola Morgan, a well-known writer of over 90 books wrote a piece about the Edinburgh festival yurt in The Guardian.  She talked about the yurt goes to

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