Azaa Choijoo was born and raised on the eastern steppes of Mongolia and has been a professional Trip Leader for 10 years. Fluent in English, Russian, and Kalkh Mongol, Azaa is a graduate of the Institute of Foreign Languages. During the school year, she teaches Russian and English at a Middle School in Ulaanbaatar. She describes her country as “a land with no fences, free and unchanged in millennia, with a magnificent culture where you are welcomed at every door.” Although she loves all of Mongolia, she has a particular fondness for the Gobi, with its vast open spaces, stillness, and variety of landscapes. A delightful leader with boundless energy and an incredible command of her country’s history, Azaa loves sharing Mongolia’s natural beauty and fascinating culture. When not leading trips, she lives in Ulaanbaatar with her husband and two children, or visits her parents at their ger in the countryside.