Ger sweet ger: A typical herder's home

smallest bright ger
A Mongolia ger. (Photo by Robert Peck)

Since I refer so often to "gers" -- the tent-like structure that in other languages is called a yurt -- I wanted to send a photograph of what one looks like. Note the solar panel! Many herders now generate enough energy to provide a bit of light, listen to the radio and charge cell phones. Some even have satellite TV.