Tyrannosaurus, triceratops, oviraptor, stegosaurus..
Did they really go extinct, or could you meet them in the prairie, like in Mongolia? In search of the Mesozoic, our team of adventure seekers, consisting of two little boys, a videographer, a photographer, and a modest driver, was headed exactly there. Mountains were replaced by the plains, on the way we encountered glaciers and prairies with an open sight of thousands of kilometers, rare yurts nomads and herds of yaks. Wild horses, covered by winter fur, crossed our path.
Ulaanbaatar cannot be considered an urbanized city, it’s people prefer to live close by each other in yurts instead of scattered five-story buildings. The farther we drove away from the city, the rougher looked the landscape. The April night covered puddles with ice, and the day undressed us until shirts. Ahead laid the dry prairie, open to the rose of winds. The guys armed themselves with knives, masks from the scorching sun, pulled themselves into marching suits and by their tense naive attractive faces it was obvious that they were ready for anything.
Dinosaur figures suddenly appeared behind one of the hills. A giant Antarctosaurus, about 30 meters in length, stretched out its neck and seemed to be looking straight at us. The ankylosaur was waving its weighty tail.. The boys were numb: here it is!
For two days we clambered all around and counted 15 solidified monsters.
In the hotel and in the plane on the way back, all the stocks of paper and napkins that only adults could get were doodled with notes about the trip. Markers ran out even faster.
Two tiny people returned to 60 million years ago and saw the world of dinosaurs with their own eyes.