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Lake Baikal
20. From Siberia to Outer Mongolia

October 3rd 2007
(P) Arrived in Irkutsk (Siberia), having been transported across 5 time zones on our 3-day train journey from Moscow. Said our farewells to Anya & Tatiana, our trusty Russian carriage ‘mothers’ who made us feel very much at homewith their smiles, kind words (well, they sounded kind anyway), vacuuming our cabins 3 times a day (!) and ushering us to bed in the early hours… On solid ground, ... read more
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Mongolian Flag The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
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