Mongolia

Mongolia

Mongolia is a remote and beautiful country with a proud, exciting history. It is also the home of Genghis Khan.

I flew halfway around the world and was greeted by this...(Photo from asiabest.ca) Right now the 3-day celebration that is the pinnacle of the Mongolian tourist season is in full swing. It is a festival of merriment and machismo. A celebration of what it means to be a man. Athleticism and physical prowess is revered. And men get hot and sweaty. Dressed in naught but tiny vests and woollen underwear. Pink woollen underwear (usually). It can only be the spectacle that is Naadam (in Ulaanbaatar it is celebrated 11-13 of August every year). Inscribed on the Representative List of the…

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