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Student Name: Daniel Owen
School: Flaxmere Primary
Age:
10
Category: About Mongolia
Question:
Dear Peter and Sue, my question is:
Do they have McDonalds in Ulaanbaatar?
Answer: No, but they have a local version of a Hamburger, a little different from ours but which is quite nice according to Pete. I havent tried one yet. But they do have a Mongolian Fried Chicken chain which is not bad at all.

Student Name: Peter
School: Flaxmere Primary
Age:
9
Category: About Mongolia
Question:
Dear Peter and Sue, my question is:
Do you have Mongolian dogs? and Mongolian food that is different to ours?
Answer: Yes, Mongolian people really like dogs and there are many different breeds here.
There is a special Mongolian dog called a Bankhar. It is a big dog, black and brown in colour with lovely thick long fur and bushy curly tails. They are very similar to a Siberian husky. The Herders use them to help watch over their animals on the steppes. The Mongolians call them "four eyes' as they have a white spot above each eye.
Yes, Mongolian food is usually different from N.Z. food. They do eat a lot of Mutton but mostly boiled or made into soups. Most food is boiled as western stoves are relatively new here. Food made from wheat is also eaten a lot. For example, bread, noodles and flour is used by the very poor to thicken a gruel made by boiling bones. Because of the extremely cold climate it is not possible to grow many fruit or vegetables here so the main ones eaten are potatoes, onions, carrots and swedes. Some Mongolian recipes are in the Resource folder.
As Mongolia begins to trade more with the West the shops are introducing a more varied choice of foods, mainly canned and packaged but of course these are too expensive for the average Mongolian to buy.

Student Name: Fabian
School: Flaxmere Primary
Age:
9
Category: About Mongolia
Question:
Dear Peter and Sue, my question is:
Do you have mongolian saddles on your horses that are different to ours? Do people ride horses into town?
Answer: Yes, Mongolian saddles are very different from other saddles. The riders use the stirrups and stand up a lot, especially as we have to manouvre the horse quickly when herding animals. The saddles are wooden, sometimes covered with leather or painted orange colours. They are much smaller than a Western saddle. They can be decorated very beautifully with silver and studs etc.

In the country towns many people ride horses into town as often this is their only means of transport. Occasionally you can see Mongolian horses and carts in the streets of Ulaanbaatar, especially during the summer when the farmers bring milk and skins into town to sell.
During the famous Mongolian Festival of Naadam, because the horses race is one of the main events, many country people come to the city to enter this celebration so there are many more horses and riders in the City. Country people are very proud of their horses and like them to be admired.
Around the Market places there are quite a lot of owners who bring their goods on horses and carts to the market or wait to be hired for transporting large goods to the buyers homes around the city.

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