Thursday, January 26, 2012

On the Road: Around the world in 11 Days.

What a way to kick off the new year!  I am producing a few short international documentaries at work and was sent to Mongolia and then England for some of the shoots in a crazy adventure that led me around the world.  It was an incredible experience - I can't believe I almost didn't go out of fear.  It was a long plane flights, unbelievably cold (in the negatives every day) and I had no idea if my stomach would be able to handle the food.  But I'm so glad I went.  Mongolia was incredibly foreign - like a Soviet Asia - but such warm people and a place to marvel.  And it reminded me that I'm fearless.  I needed that.  And then the English countryside was so beautiful and I even got to see some dear friends who live there.  All in all, pretty amazing.  Check out some photos:

 (the capital, Ulaanbataar)

 (our director's frozen eyelashes)

 (I made a friend)

 (Shaman holy place)

 (crew caravan)

 (the country, on the road to Darkhan)

 (Mongolian pony and rider)


 (bowmaster's son)

 (heading back to the capital)

 (my boss and I - can't even describe how cold it is)

 (roadside farm)

 (preparing yak's milk tea in a traditional ger (yurt))

 (drawing that bow was hard!)

 (morning prayer at a Buddhist monastery)

 (monks calling to prayer)

 (prayer wheels)

 (our fearless DP)

 (Chingghis Khan statue)

 (you could go and stand on the horses head!)

 (final crew dinner in Mongolia)

 (train from London to Exeter)

 (my coworker in Cathedral yard)

 (the Cathedral)

 (beautiful Exeter morning)

 (crew in a sleepy village)


(picture perfect weather)

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