Hey globetrotters, you’re in for a real treat, get ready to be inspired! Globetrotter Jade Wills is one clever and talented lady. She joined us on a 19-day Mongolian horse trek this year and has written the following poem of her time spent in this incredible country with a wonderful group of globetrotters. Have a read as she brings this crazy-cat country to life in her wonderful prose…
MONGOLIA WITH FRIENDS
I don’t know how to begin to say
How much this group means today
It started with just me a chick
Who feared the saddle it made her sick.
Then add her friend who loves to ride
Who agreed on doing Mongolia by her side.
We thought we could do it just us two
But then was added not one or two
But 9 more companions came along
Nearly all whom came from the billabong.
So a Swiss, a yank, 8 Aussies and a Pom
Rode Outer Mongolia to and from
Those hills that climbed high over clouds
And valleys that stretched further than sound.
The horses we rode were sturdy and strong
Never letting us down or leading us wrong
Only straying from the path every once in a while
To have some grass or a mouthful or even a pile.
There were nights in tents where toes did freeze
Then days so warm we galloped with ease
On the back of our steeds we braced two storms
Save me and Jinny who were in the car all warm.
Some of us discovered Chenggis gold
A drink which made the night owls bold
However when the morning came …. well
They only had themselves to blame.
Now I come to the locals we met
Without them we would not have been kept
Oh so warm, full bellied and in every way safe
We would not have had our horses who I will miss everyday.
To list all we ventured and saw together
Is simply impossible it would take forever
All I can say to you my friends now
Is I’ll never forget you no way no how
I will end with this and what I say is true
I will never know a more crazy, fantastic, absolutely wonderful crew.
WOW! I’m left speechless at Jade’s talent and words. If you’re feeling inspired and keen to ride across the ancient lands in the footsteps of Genghis Khan find out more about our rides in Mongolia here.