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  • #14 : Stop in Mongolia

    Beijing is awakening. It is nearly 6AM, there is no cloud in sight and the first sunbeams foreshadow a hot early-summer day. I soon make it to the central station, and as I board train K23 bound for Ulan-Bator, I realise it is the first time I am travelling west since I set off nearly…

  • Nomads?

    Nomads? The nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia is falling into gradual decline. In June 2018, I lived about ten days with a Mongolian family in the province of Bulgan, 300 kilometres west of the capital Ulan-Bator. Beyond the splendid landscapes of the steppe, picturesque scenes of herders shearing the sheep or children playing outside the yurts,…