“Who would you invite to a dinner party?” It’s a popular ice breaker, with answers often ranging from the Dalai Lama to Abraham Lincoln, but once you’ve met Bob Krist, it’s likely he will be the first person who comes to mind. Krist is an award-winning photographer who has traveled the world for National Geographic.
Gobi: Changing the Perceptions of the Desert
It’s not often you hear the word Gobi without the word desert attached: the image of a barren, lifeless place of endless billowing sand dunes is firmly affixed to the term desert in the mind of the general public. Deserts, however, can be varied in landscape, and frequently contain many ecologically diverse pockets.
Wow! This place was a breath of fresh air after the places we’ve stayed in around Mongolia. The best glamping in the country! The staff and services were great!
It’s a long ride from Dalanzadgad airport. But once we arrived the setting made up for it. Keep in mind there are no roads around so it is one bumpy ride to the camp.
Urubshurow has an office in Ulaanbaatar, speaks two Mongolian dialects, and has an infectious enthusiasm for his ancestral homeland. He recommends traveling within the country by four-wheel drive and horse rather than by air—to better appreciate the vast, unspoiled landscapes—and stopping en route to explore dinosaur digs with leading paleontologists. Travelers stay in hotels, gers (traditional Mongolian tents), and the eco-friendly Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi Desert