"Immense landscapes and warm hospitality make Mongolia an adventure like no other, writes Louise Southerden.
'Time isn't money out here," said our trip leader, the former Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Tim Cope. 'Money has no value on the steppe. Animals have value.'"
An awareness: Last week a freeze killed 20 million animals belonging to nomadic Mongolian People.
The bottom line for many Mongolain Yurt/Ger people: For many, their wealth is gone. For many, their families are starving.
Another awareness: International Red Cross is making rescue efforts.
You can get involved with a donation to the IRC here: http://donate.ifrc.org/
Some details on what donations are doing: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/10/10021101/