Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Fancy dress in Houhehot

On arrival in Houhehot, Peng Wenchao and I were immediately marched off and put into some sort of Inner Mongolia wedding costume and made to pose for photos together. In vain did I insist I had a perfectly adequate husband at home, dressing up the foreigner was far too good an opportunity for entertainment to be missed. Thankfully I was not expected to wear the head-dress while parading through the town centre.

Here we are arriving at our lunch stop with some of the cohort who accompanied us through Houhehot. I am flanked by our most generous and solicitous sponsor/host for the day and his decorative wife. They not only feasted us, but presented us with unlimited supplies of beef jerky from their beef jerky company. Beef jerky seems to be big in Inner Mongolia. Hua and Peng are on either side.


  1. Really glad to see you are back in Asia and that the horse ride is back on schedule. I would love to do that trip but I shall certainly be keeping tabs on your progress.


  2. I love all the vibrant colors of the garments - great pics :)