Business Meeting - Inside the Yurt

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 12 June 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Now I have had a lot of very creative business meetings in my life but this was held in the most exotic location. A dinner meeting inside a yurt in Inner Mongolia! The main course was goat! Yummy!

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great image. I love yurts.

12 Jun 2008 5:29am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

I love the colours.

12 Jun 2008 5:58am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, lovely colours

12 Jun 2008 8:13am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful, Craig!

12 Jun 2008 9:48am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nice sho with an interesting story behind.

12 Jun 2008 10:22am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This is fantastically photographed Craig, I really love the colourful scene, and the story behind it too.

12 Jun 2008 10:37am

MJ from Delaware, United States

so colorful... great shot

12 Jun 2008 11:57am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The ambiance is so warm and wonderful, I don't think I've quite seen such a welcoming setting, bravo for this :)

12 Jun 2008 1:05pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love this image, interesting colors and lines!

12 Jun 2008 1:42pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

The colors are wonderful - this is a great look inside a very different world for most of us. Well done....

12 Jun 2008 3:41pm

alex centrella from California, United States

this is a great shot, love the colors..and the setting..great image craig..

12 Jun 2008 4:25pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent place and colors - great framing

12 Jun 2008 4:27pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Amazing and beautiful!

12 Jun 2008 6:43pm

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Yeah, I can imagine! We are always warned about doing business in Eastern countries: there they want to know you first and you have to go through a whole series of social happenings before you can come to the point, in Western countries it's mostly the other way around. I like the Eastern way more. It's pure hospitality I think, because hospitality rules prescribe that you don't ask for a guest's reasons to visit you, before you have treated him with all kinds of delicacies and put him at ease. Well pictured, one sees oneself inside the exotic dwelling place.

12 Jun 2008 7:28pm

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Great colours and detail!

12 Jun 2008 8:05pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Superb capture. I love the colours!

12 Jun 2008 9:44pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Well.... it's different ! Interesting shot, and very informative.

12 Jun 2008 9:58pm

vu@granby - Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

Thank you to let us share the visit of that yurt and the meal too.

12 Jun 2008 10:57pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

mmm, looks good. great colors and composition too

12 Jun 2008 11:51pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Fascinating surroundings. Fantastic shot, Craig! Such a great story.

13 Jun 2008 1:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very well saturated ! Love it.

13 Jun 2008 6:39am

FLOOG from United Kingdom

Beautifully vivid and crisp. On first viewing It almost felt like the inside of a rather ornate dolls house. Simply superb

13 Jun 2008 8:11am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very interesting place, well photographed with the open door!

13 Jun 2008 11:13am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Wonderful!! The colour is spectacular. Business in a yurt, wow! I like the way you've focused on the food. Keep 'em coming Craig. These are treasures!

13 Jun 2008 5:13pm

Denis from Martinique

Nice picture Craig. I see that you had a lot of travel occasions in your life... I have never been in Mongolia, but as business meeting your story remembers me the tortoise and the snake that I had to eat in China... I had to keep the smile , not to offend my hosts. I succeeded. One of my personal victories in my life. I was not that good the following day for the boiled silk worms...

13 Jun 2008 11:36pm

@Denis: I wasn't actually in Mongolia. I was in Inner Mongolia. It is a province of China just below the country of Mongolia. I can literally tell stories for hours of my epicurean adventures. Although I won't eat something just to please any longer. I used to do that. But, if it doesn't look appetizing to me I won't eat it. They tried to get me to eat goat face in the yurt but I wouldn't. I love South Korean BBQ. But, when they start throwing intestine and lower on the burner, I refuse. The Japanese eat more seafood then I am used to. I have a hard time with their sea snail. But, I've seen many guests have a hard time with a good old juicy steak! LOL It is all in what you are used to. I do love the people of the world and their cultures. No better way to experience a different culture than to share a meal. Thanks for your comments Denis!

Jessica from Delhi, India

amazing . it has so much life. the colors and lighting is great ! : )

14 Jun 2008 4:40pm

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