Sarah's birthday started early as it should...
Friday we went to the Japanese restaurant, for great sushi, wonderful sushimi, brilliant company, and a bit too much sake, Sarah also got given a complete set of Mongolian vodka miniatures.
Then on her actual birthday the real festivities happened in a ger camp out of town.
|sadly a lot of snow leopards died to decorate the walls, though these were all confiscated by customs|
|It all starts with milk|
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|dairy products foreground - Khuushur and Buuz backgound|
|and then out came the goat|
|gutted, filled with hot rocks and anything edible and then cooked on an open fire, or with a blow torch|
|Mae and G.B. announced their engagement in matching sweatshirts|
|and then on to another ger with more animals on the walls|
|...and another birthday toast - it was Geoff's birthday the day before|
|on to what is reputedly the biggest ger in the world|
|And then continue the party outside|
|with a bit of Gangham style which is apparently a traditional Mongolian dance as Koreans do not ride with two reigns|
|there were lots of furry hats on show|
|which Sarah joined|
|the drinks table was brought out with a seemingly endless supply of spirit|
There was of course singing.
and a bit of wrestling
|while birthday cake was provided inside|
And then on Sunday we went to a very personal and very special 'hair cutting ceremony' but that story is for the next entry - for now just be assured it involved a lot of food, a lot of vodka, some singing, and toys for the wee one. Special very special.