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Ulaan Baatar

June 15th 2010
Mongolia is one of the least densely populated places in the world, and at least half the population live in or around Ulaan Baatar, its capital. The differences between this and Chinese cities is striking. The main thing is, while I always felt safe in China, this is a very rough place. It's not unusual to see fights break out or people puking they're guts out at ten in the morning. Definitely no ... 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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