Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination

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A combination of old and new, wild and urban, Mongolia is an up-and-coming destination perfect for independent travelers. Heather Carson suggests eight experiences not to miss.

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Mongolia for Beginners – Much More Than Expected

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Marco De Oliveira was glad to be leaving the misery of Russia, the depressing faces, the smog and vodka. They were so happy to be going to a place that time has forgotten. His mind was filled with images of the magnificent hordes, tearing down the steppes of Mongolia.

The Alternative Olympic Games – Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Asia

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This is the year the Olympic Games bandwagon controversially arrives in Beijing. While thousands of spectators are heading to China’s sprawling capital, Mark Gilbey looks at another Asian capital pla

Around the World in 80 Poems – Mexico City, China, Mongolia, Russia

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Graham Relton writes poetry about his around-the-world adventure, available in book form.

From Tiananmen Square to Red Square – Russia, China, Mongolia

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Mark Gilbey recounts his Trans-Siberian adventure across 5,772 miles and three countries. Per mile, it remains one of the cheapest journeys in the world.

Trans-Mongolian Express – Cairo to Beijing

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Kuan Sng recounts his experience getting that rare transit visa in hand, his two full days in Moscow (reflected as one calendar day on his application), and the weeklong train journey (a tri-monthly c

Togrogging in Mongolia – Mongolia

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With a small bakery worth of bread, some Trans-Mongolian train cuisine, crates of water, 2 drivers and bags of apples and mandarins to take the edge off off their favourite Mongolian vodka, Alan Foxto

Across the Steppe to Kh�vsg�l Nuur – Mongolia

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A drunk driver, copious amounts of vodka and even

Vodka and Politics – Mongolia

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Francis Wilson’s Mongolian guide and driver can’t