I've always wanted to try on "hanbok"- the S. Korean traditional dress. The Incheon airport had a place for foreigners to play dress up! I am learning that I am fascinated by cultural dress- I love the colors and materials.
Mongolia September 29th 2010 Mongolia...
So, I am writing from Beijing. I am sitting in a bookstore known as the Bookworm- near the Tuanjihue neighborhood, listening to Tori Amos, eating a grilled chicken and pepper panini w/fries and ketchup and reflecting on my experiences thus far. I might as well be in the U.S. but I find that these touches of home break up the trend of everything being foreign.
Sidenote- for my g ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar 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