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]
Date: August 22nd 2007
Honestly the most other-worldly place I have been in my life. Again this was a trip with Girlguiding UK and the aim was to ride across the Mongolian Steppe in aid of the Girlguiding UK Friendship fund. Main thoughts about Mongolia:
• Everywhere smells of cheese, EVERYWHERE, no exceptions, not even the airport.
• The grass is a lot sparser close up than it appears from a d ... read more