We are Rowan Hartsuiker and Sarantungalag Myagmarsuren-Hartsuiker (call name: Saran). Saran grew up in a Mongolian"ger" (also called jurt/yurt). Because of this, our connection with the yurt isn't just because it's "nice", or "beautiful", but because it really is an important part of our lives! But besides that, a yurt is also just plain fun!
Rowan has been working from one of our yurts as a freelance web designer under the name Studio Corvus for over 4 years. Although my daily work consists of designing websites and brands for international companies, I also enjoy making music. Specifically traditional Mongolian music, but with my own twist (including Dutch singing). I also play Scottish bagpipes (and combine this with throat singing).
For years we have enjoyed sharing Mongolian culture, traditions, clothing, customs, music and other related things with other people.
It is hard for us to imagine life without animals around us. It remains a pleasure to observe the rooster and his hens during their eternal search for food and the perfect place to sunbathe. But if you really want to experience life, meet our two pigs! Very sweet pigs (Kune Kune pigs), who really love to interact with people.
Raven is truly the greatest people pleaser you can imagine. Although his appearance might scare (or fascinate) you at first, he really is very sweet. However, there is a lot coming your way, so we understand that it might be "too much" at first. When you welcome him, he can be very enthusiastic. We always try to make sure that Raven is not a nuisance. If he is, we'd love to hear it and make sure he has less freedom to roam the garden. Nice: I also wrote a (musical) ode to Raven in Mongolian style.
Learn to make a real Mongolian dish like steamed dumplings with Saran.
Order a real Mongolian dinner, such as steamed dumplings, or a little bit of everything (tasting!)
When you hear Mongolia, you hear the fascinating sounds of overtones and throat singing.
Not related to Mongolia, but therefore no less fun. Rent an e-bike!