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Mongolia

Faces of Mongolia

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  Faces of Mongolia Outside of the main cities, the nomadic way of life still predominates, as it had for the past 3000 years. People tend to live very close to nature, in a relationship of dependance and interdependance. The climate on the steppes is harsh, with scorching summers and…

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Mongolia: Beneath the great big sky.

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  When most people think of Mongolia, they are actually thinking of Inner Mongolia, which is actually part of China. Mongolia is a sovereign nation, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. According to Mongolians I’ve spoken to, Inner Mongolia is about as ‘Mongolian’ as a…

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Naadam, the manly games of Mongolia

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  UPDATE: See my Naadam photos featured on CNN.com ‘Eye on Mongolia’ series. We arrived in Ulaan Baatar a few days before the great Naadam festival. The biggest festival of the Mongolian calendar, think Super Bowl, Independance Day and Christmas all rolled into one. Its sort of a Mongolian Olympics,…

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The South Gobi and beyond

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The vast featureless landscape Mongolian Ger at dusk Gobi desert with mountains behind Camels in the Gobi Camel herder and his camel Extremely hardy Russian van   The South Gobi and beyond. The Gobi desert is the largest desert in Asia and the 5th largest in the world, covering parts…

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