Gobi Desert and Central Mongolia 26/06/08 to 07/07/08 July 7th 2008 The Gobi. The Desert.
Open a Pandora's box of contrasts.
Total journey distance 2,200km. Total days tires popped = 5.
Imagine baron fields. Gazelle's leaping gracefully over a distant hill. Camels, sheep, yak, horses and goats running wild together. Or some belonging to the nomads conveniently standing on the road in front of where your car is about to drive. The smell of flowers with a ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Gobi Desert 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