Published on September 26th, 2012


Random Photo Memory: Mongolian Ger at Sunset

Thank GOODness for this little “RPM” (Random Photo Memory) series – so handy when I’m just too darn busy to peck my usual boatload of blather here.  This week’s featured image was snapped not all that long ago (amazing that but a month ago I was slogging through the Gobi on a camel!) Nonetheless, trust that the magnificent setting here will long remain vivid in my memory.


This Random Photo Memory image was taken at Khongor Els sand dunes in the legendary Gobi desert – a spot on the globe that I never dreamed I’d ever get to (but I DID – yay for me!)

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

6 Responses to Random Photo Memory: Mongolian Ger at Sunset

  1. Paul says:

    I love the lighting!

    • TravelnLass says:

      Yes well… I have to confess – I used the nifty “sunset” setting on my ZS3, plus added a smidge of “Photoshop” for good measure. 😉

      But it WAS quite a wondrous sight way out there in the middle of nowhere. And I still can’t quite believe that I was standing right there in that spot, to snap the picture at all!

  2. Marty McL says:

    Hey, I remember that one! It’s definitely worth another look.

    Sorry I didn’t answer that last note. It got buried. To answer your question, I’m fine — took a cruise to Alaska with my HS classmates. It was a hoot — about as opposite as it could be to your kind of travel, but worth doing once. School life is heating up now, and I’m diligently trying to keep my cool.



    • TravelnLass says:

      Well hey there Marty! (btw, notice I turned off that annoying “captcha” gizmo on the TL comments) 😉

      Alaska is purely a gem, no matter how you cut it – be it via comfy cruise ship or hoofin’ it with a backpack. And w/ your HS classmates? That surely must have been a HOOT indeed! Shoot, I’ve never – in… 40+ years! – yet been to a single HS reunion. And now that I’m in Asia, it’s lookin’ even more doubtful I ever will.

      Do keep those school board members outta mischief – I’m counting on you to protect the young minds of Seattle youth! 😉

  3. Wicked looking tents! The Gobi desert has always been a place of interest to me… probably because I love Genghis Khan lol. Awesome shot!

    • Yes, Mongolian gers are quite amazing. A simple collapsible lattice frame wrapped in thick felt (actually it’s the making of the felt that’s truly remarkable – stay tune for pics of such coming soon).

      And oh yes, the iconic Gobi! Truly the stuff of Bucket List legend. I never imagined I’d ever step foot there – hope you too, make it there one day!

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