Sunday Traveler Photo Essay: Sherry Ott, Driving to Mongolia

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.


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

14 Replies to “Sunday Traveler Photo Essay: Sherry Ott, Driving to Mongolia”

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

  3. 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!! :)

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

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

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