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An English traveller

Trans Mongolian

July 1st 2005
I left Irkoutsk on the evening of Friday, the 1st of July, for once making it at the train station in ample time. I very much liked Irkoutsk for its charm, old wooden houses and grand stone buildings. The only reservation I would have about it is that the mosquitoes are the size of Mig 29's and do just about as much damage. Before leaving, I filled up on provisions as I had been warned that ... 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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