I took this photo when I was traveling Mongolia this summer. I had been on the road with my new travel friends for a good 21 hours. 17 hours of the journey spent in a cramped bus on one of the bumpiest ‘roads’ I’ve traveled (and I’ve traveled on a lot of bumpy roads).
When we got to the Gobi desert, we all felt that not only the strenuous journey had been worth it, but also, that we had reached one of the most beautifully quiet places. A place where one can truly rest and take a break from everyday life.
The little boy on the photo is the youngest son of the nomad family that hosted us. He wasn’t shy but very quiet and would often sit alone and watch what was going on rather than actively participate in what was happening around him. His solitary, however, seemed very content.
This photo is part of the weekly wordpress photo challenge.
- It’s a long way to the Gobi, especially when things happen to your bus (vivianesview.wordpress.com)