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Along Peace Avenue, main street  
   

Along Peace Avenue, main street

Who needs a good road when you have a 4WD? Note: the overhead powerlines are used by electric buses. Like most forms of public transport in Mongolia, demand far exceeds supply.
Crushed at the Naadam Gates

July 11th 2006
Well we made it into Mongolia, even with all the dried food Neen had stockpiled (the customs officials were a lot more interested in checking Mongols returning home than foreigners entering). Our hosts were there to meet us at the airport near midnight on Saturday and after a short drive in the rain in a van with no seatbelts and no headlights either for that matter, we arrived at our guesthouse ( ... 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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