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The Darkhad Valley  

The Darkhad Valley

My battle with malaria, part 2: shamanist reindeer-herding nomads, a near-death experience and "the best hospital in Mongolia"

May 20th 2009
I woke up with a nasty headache as the only reminder of the terrifying, agonising attack that had overpowered me the previous day, amazed that such an illness - the worst I had ever experienced - could have come and gone so quickly. Whatever it was, I hoped never to have to endure anything similar again. After a large breakfast our driver Mogi took us out of Tsagaannuur for ten minutes before w ... read more
Asia » Mongolia

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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