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Nadaam – the Nomad Olympics in Mongolia

Nadaam – The Mongolian Nomad Olympics Mongolia was never particularly high on my list of places to visit. However when I started looking into the Trans-Mongolian rail trip from Russia to China, Mongolia seemed like a fun ‘bonus’ side trip. It was so much more than that! Wedged between two giants, Russia and China, Mongolia […]

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Thirty minutes in Ulan Bator

This is the first post of a brand new guest series called “Unforgettable Travel Moments“. We all have our special travel moments: a memorable meal, meeting someone, an embarrassing faux pas or simply being awestruck by scenery. With this new series, I hope to uncover the moments, the anecdotes and the tales which make travel […]

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