We got up early, took a shower, and checked out of the hotel on the second day of our Mongolia desert tour. I and the driver tried some nearby local food, which was a pleasant surprise for our palates.

My mental state had changed on this tour day, among other things. I felt like a horse looking for a grassland from day one, when I was worried, afraid, and sweating my palms, to day two, when I was ecstatic, excited, and eager. Despite this, I remained upbeat and focused on enjoying the present moment to the fullest.

It was time to stop and change the wheels as we prepared once more to move forward toward Tengger. The primary reason why this moment was so touching was the collective effort. Additionally, the enticement of traveling together really warms my heart. Unknown individuals come together, become friends, impart their knowledge, and work toward a common objective.