Nenets people laugh because they lead the healthy lifestyle
15:49 12 февраля 2020
Категории: News in English
The famous Iranian blogger, traveler and photographer Reza Alamdari in his Instagram collects hundreds of comments, thousands of likes and reviews on his travel around Nadymskiy district.
Many questions appeared after his report from the nomadic camp of reindeer herders. His followers after they watched the video from the choum and its dwellers ask, where Nenets people buy bread, where there are supermarkets in tundra, if they watch TV, if they have phones, from where they take electricity, how they receive medical help, how they drink and eat milk products, what meat they eat. (The note: a choum is a dwelling of nomads, reindeer herders; it is similar to a tepee). There are many questions. People in the East are very interested how people in the Arctic survive in such frosts, how it is possible to live in snow, if there is the government in tundra and if laws act there.
But most of all Iranians are interested in shops and knowledge of English by ethnic minorities of the North. Reza Alamdari wrote everything he had learnt about life of reindeer herders in the Nadym tundra during one day.
He described usual everyday life of reindeer herders, specifics of their nutrition, climate in Yamal. Among other things, the Yamal guides of the Iranian blogger were surprised that he asked Nenets people to make serious faces for photographs. He explained his request.
According to him, Nenets people smile much. Probably, this was the first place, where he had to ask for serious photographs, but they laughed. More likely, it is connected with the very healthy lifestyle. Good food, much physical activity, good air and, of course, nature, as the photographer notes.