Mongolia............

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I have found that most folks I know can not believe I actually chose to go to Mongolia. "Why in the world would you want to go there?" "you went where?" I have a different view of the world that many people.......I like to experience different and I genuinely enjoy stretching to learn about things beyond my reach.

I have written about my trip before. Today I will focus on something that was different. In the middle of nowhere (I know some would say the entire country is) there is a huge statue of Ghengis Kahn. Made of metal it is 37 stories high and includes a restaurant, (the best meal I had in Mongolia), a museum and a couple of shops. You can go to the top and view the surrounding area as well.

Reported to have been built where Ghengis was born and spent the better part of his life, this structure is incredible. The contrast between this monstrous buidling and the nothingness of vast majority of the country is startling. 

In my travels I have noticed that it is often the case that the poorest people have the biggest monuments to something beyond their understanding or necesity. In Thailand shoeless workman apply gold to Budhas. In Cuba, the unemployed want for everything while tourists visit a Hemingway home maintained by the government. In Uganda, most people never go more than a mile from their homes during their lives while travelers from around the world come to see the mountain gorillas. 

Life is funny and often trying. It has been my experience that going to places very different than my own give me the foundation for appreciating what I have.

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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
I totally agree with your final sentence.  World travels give a person a completely different perspective of their own life.  I think more people (especially young people) need to experience that. 

Jul 15, 2019 12:25 PM #13
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Thank you Carol.     Sheila

Jul 15, 2019 12:31 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That is an enormously HUGE monument, Sheila.  Like you, I like going to unsual places.  

Jul 15, 2019 12:48 PM #15
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Thank you Myrl. I like different places.     Sheila

Jul 15, 2019 01:30 PM #16
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Hi Sheila Anderson this is such an interesting post. Who would have thought a 37 foot statue of Gengis Kahn was there and such a huge contrast to all around it. Experiencing different cultures does open our eye to many, many other things. I clearly remember being in Mexico as a young teen and shocked to see women and their children sleeping on the steps of a Cathedral - after we were all being chauffeured back home from a fancy dance.  It seemed to wrong to me. My Mexican 'father' was good  at explaining the culture and why they do what they do to help out other folks. They had a lot of maids and that is a reason they did have so many - to help them out.

Jul 15, 2019 01:33 PM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Anna. The world is certainly a curious place with so many contrasts and so much inequity. TY    Sheila

Jul 15, 2019 03:54 PM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Sheila Anderson - Your story is very personal to me right now and I am thankful you wrote it because I'm struggling to understand something that impacts my life and my family personally. I really needed to hear your point of view. Thank you.  

Jul 15, 2019 04:39 PM #19
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Sheila Anderson - Today July 15, 2019, there were some really great blog posts here on ActiveRain. They were not only inspiring and heartfelt, but several were also chosen for a FEATURE on AR or the Old Fart's Group. But there's something very special about this post that touches the soul and it touches on humanity. When you wrote, "In my travels I have noticed that is often the case that the poorest people have the biggest monuments to something beyond their understanding or necessity," it really meant something to you and to me. I can't help wonder how many people read this will feel different. For that reason, your blog post is being featured in The BananaTude Group. It is as real and raw as it is joyful and inspiring. Congratulations!

Jul 15, 2019 05:14 PM #20
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Thank you Patricia. I'm glad I made a difference to you today.     Sheila

Jul 15, 2019 06:23 PM #21
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Hello again Patricia and thank you for the feature.       Sheila

Jul 15, 2019 06:27 PM #22
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Sheila- that statue is enormous!!!!! it seems surreal, doesn't it?

Jul 15, 2019 07:45 PM #23
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Sheila--Your comment about the poor and contrasting it with grand monuments reminded me of the stories in my art history classes about the Abbot Suger of Saint Denis in Paris. His parishoners were very poor, but he felt that expensive jewel encrusted chalices (created from their pennies)  which sparkled in the light let in by the windows in Saint Denis (said to be the first Gothic church) would make them feel closer to heaven.

Jul 15, 2019 08:44 PM #24
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Morning Sheila.

As usual that is a new one on me, so surprises.  Good to know you made it back safe, a little later then you wanted, but back home 

Jul 16, 2019 01:07 AM #25
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It was surreal Kathy. TY      Sheila

Jul 16, 2019 05:58 AM #26
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There is a lot of that Carolyn. Too bad really. TY         Sheila

Jul 16, 2019 05:59 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you James. I am still so sad about Billy the Kid.     Sheila

Jul 16, 2019 06:00 AM #28
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Brian England
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I think it is really cool that you go to places like this, rather than the most popular destinations!  I like taking the road less traveled too!

Jul 16, 2019 08:12 AM #29
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Thank you Brian. I have been fortunate enough to visit many different places and have been to many recognizable ones as well. TY     Sheila

Jul 16, 2019 08:15 AM #30
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Sharon Tara
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I've seen much poverty while staying in beautiful resorts. It has always bothered me. So hard to see the locals living that way while pampering ourselves in luxury.

Jul 22, 2019 02:47 PM #31
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I understand that Sharon. TY for stopping by.     Sheila

Jul 22, 2019 02:48 PM #32
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