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resplendent in traditional Mongolian attire  
   

resplendent in traditional Mongolian attire

Wedding costumes apparently!
Mongolia

October 9th 2007
On the tracks again, for another two nights, but that isn't so long, not when you've been for four nights, so we were well versed in the tradition of the vodka shot before bedtime and bathroom etiquette (i.e. bring your own toilet roll and never ever breathe in). The difference was that our group of seven was becoming five, so we bid the Scotsmen adieu in Irkutsk. It's a strange thing when you ... 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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