Horses and eagles and yaks, oh my! May 27th 2012 Now that the ordeal of the border crossing was finally over, it was time for a surprisingly comfortable bed, in a cabin that was surprisingly cold, but apparently only for me. When we woke up, we had missed the Gobi desert (boo) but were in the middle of the Mongolian steppes (huzzah!).
After another few hours on the train (30 hours really feels like 30 hours it seems) we arrived in the capital ... 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