Unless you’re an expert in Asian history or geography, your knowledge of Mongolia and its women is probably limited. Perhaps you imagine Mongolian women to be female versions of the famous Mongol conquerors that stormed Asia and Europe in the 13th century and caused havoc. Well, you’re right about one thing – Mongolian women are just as strong mentally and physically as their famous ancestors. Most of them are not herders or shepherds these days and wear modern clothes instead of the traditional gowns.
Nevertheless, the genes of the nation that once ruled a vast part of the world are still very much alive and active. To survive centuries in an inhospitable landscape and harsh climate with freezing cold winters, Mongolian people needed to harden up and become remarkably resilient. Add to that the 70 years of socialist rule in recent history, and you will have a nation of highly adaptable, tough people ready for anything. Adventure and risk-taking are a part of their culture as they never shy away from a challenge. Marrying a foreign man is no exception to that rule.