Silly season in Mongolia December 21st 2010 The panorama pic at the beginning of this entry is a close up of my bedroom window - now permanently frozen over. Very pretty but........indicates it is getting a touch cold here in Mongolia. It seems this month is stuck in the -20c through -30c range in Darkhan. Thankfully, the temperatures I experienced in Orkhon haven't reached Darkhan proper.....yet!
As a result of the temperature drop, my ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Darkhan 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