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Sunday Traveler Photo Essay: Sherry Ott, Driving to Mongolia

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My featured travel this week is Sherry Ott who is an accomplished travel photographer and blogs at Ottsworld.com. Sherry has been travel about as long as I have and I have met her on two continents, most recently in Valencia, Spain. Sherry Ott just completed driving from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally. A charitable adventure spanning 8500 miles and two continents.

Sherry is a refugee from corporate IT who is now a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She’s a co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go!, a website and national event providing career break and sabbatical travel inspiration and planning advice. The event is held in 17 cities on October 18th, 2011.



Western Mongolia mountains near Khovd

Western Mongolia mountains near Khovd

Nomadic family near Olgii moving their ger and it's contents to their winter destination

Nomadic family near Olgii moving their ger and it's contents to their winter destination

Western Mongolia roadways

Western Mongolia roadways

Boy on his horse herding animals in Western Mongolia

Boy on his horse herding animals in Western Mongolia

Sunset in Terelj National Park

Sunset in Terelj National Park

Neighbors sit outside their ger in Terelj National Park

Neighbors sit outside their ger in Terelj National Park

Central Mongolia herders crossing the road

Central Mongolia herders crossing the road

A family doing chores around their ger before sunset near Ulaanbaatar

A family doing chores around their ger before sunset near Ulaanbaatar

A family stops to make our acquaintance in Western Mongolia

A family stops to make our acquaintance in Western Mongolia

Motorcycles parked in a typical village 'main street' in Western Mongolia

Motorcycles parked in a typical village 'main street' in Western Mongolia

A storm approaches a ger in Terelj National Park

A storm approaches a ger in Terelj National Park

An ovoo (religious site) covered in 'offerings' of color

An ovoo (religious site) covered in 'offerings' of color

A young boy plays with wood stumps in Terelj National Park

A young boy plays with wood stumps in Terelj National Park

A mother sews Mongolian trinkets inside her ger

A mother sews Mongolian trinkets inside her ger

Horses tied up near a ger in Terelj National Park

Horses tied up near a ger in Terelj National Park

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  1. Beautiful shots. It makes me think about this movie I’ve seen, called “the Story of the Weeping Camel” which is about a Mongolian nomadic family its camels. Perhaps this might interest some of you.

  2. Erik says:

    Beautiful pictures. It was an incredible journey to follow.

  3. Jocy says:

    What gorgeous photos! It makes my heart ache for Mongolia and its vast expanses. Years later, it still holds me spellbound.

  4. JD says:

    These are really incredible, great job Sherry! :)

  5. Beautiful photos – absolutely stunning! What camera/lens are you using?

  6. Kris Koeller says:

    Terrific photos. What an amazing journey.

  7. These pics are sensational! I think my fave is the one of the ovoo!!!

  8. Mica says:

    These photos are gorgeous, what an incredible accomplishment. Way to go Sherry!

  9. Sherry Ott says:

    Thanks everyone! It was a great trip! Grace – I hope you do the rally one day! Dave and Deb – as strange as it sounds I miss our time in the car!! :)

  10. marija says:

    beautiful pictures, I once watched a documentary about Mongolia, they have a very interesting history

  11. Dave and Deb says:

    Great shots Sherry! We were on the Mongol Rally with our partner in crime and these photos brought back wonderful memories.

  12. Grace says:

    Completing the Mongol Rally is pretty bad-ass. Mongolia is definitely one of my must see places before I die. Awesome photos!

  13. Jenna says:

    Wow! Gorgeous photos. I really need to go to Mongolia.

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