Searching the neighbours May 22nd 2005 Searching the neighbours
Roads are not roads, but tracks on the dusty ground - dusty only because we were too early in the year for proper green and tourism.
Maps are not maps, but pieces of paper with some black dots for villages and lines connecting them - imaginary roads straight through the country, turns only if there happens to be a mountain or a sand dune in between. Only people who ca ... read more
Asia » Mongolia 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