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Top 10 Countries: From the Woman Who Visited All 196

Cassie De Pecol recently became the youngest – and fastest – woman to travel to each of the world’s 196 countries. The 27-year-old also became the ultimate go-to source on unmissable destinations because she can say, with a certain level of authority most of us can’t, which countries truly are the best. With 196 countries to choose from, what are the “must sees” according to this seasoned globetrotter? De Pecol shares her top 10 countries around the world, some of which may surprise you!

Mongolia's epic celebration at -40

Once a year, Mongolians from different provinces, tribes and religious beliefs gather at Lake Khövsgöl to celebrate their shared connection to nature.

The 10 Most Beautiful Stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway

To travel the Trans-Siberian Railway is a dream, lurking in the back of the minds of many of us. It is the longest railway line in the world, consisting of 9,288 kilometers, spanning 7 time zones and taking up a week to reach your final destination. This guide suggests the best stops to visit and the most beautiful things to see during your journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is your choice either to see the picturesque mountains from the train compartment, or go out into wild Siberia and explore its unique and hospitable cities and towns.

Why is Mongolia overdosing on antibiotics?

Dr. Bill Frankland, a 106-year-old allergy expert, is one of the precious few still alive to remember Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, as well as the warning that followed just eight years later. Franklin recalls, “Fleming said there would be a revolution, but doctors will overuse it, and because bacteria have to survive … they will become resistant to it.” Fleming’s predictions came true, and the link between antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use is well established. Countries around the world are still coming to grips with ways of rationing such drugs to limit the development of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. But it’s not just wealthy Western countries overusing the technology. In fact, according to a World Health Organization survey of 65 countries …

Top 15 Most Powerful Women in History

A number of powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities. They have challenged the status quo, made lasting reforms, and many have presided over their countries for decades, ushering in prosperity and cultural revolutions.

Interview with Baigalmaa Norjmaa: Mongolia to London by Camel

Fourteen months ago, Baigalmaa Norjmaa from Ulaangom, in northwestern Mongolia, began a 12,000km journey with Bactrian camels from her country’s capital of Ulaanbaatar to London, England. So far, her three-year traverse of Eurasia has taken her across the Mongolian steppe and China’s Xinjiang province to eastern Kazakhstan. ExplorersWeb checked in with Norjmaa about her project, which she calls Steppes to the West.

Ancient Mongolia was a good place to live if you could survive the horse falls

Thousands of years before Genghis Khan and his descendants conquered vast stretches of Eurasia, the pastoral people of Mongolia lived healthy, but violent, lifestyles, new research reveals. Although some Mongolians remain nomadic in modern days, researchers didn’t know how far back this tradition stretched. Any early nomadic pastoralists would have been healthier than sedentary people, who, especially before the advent of trash pickup and sewage infrastructure, lived more densely and among their own waste.

New book in English: THE HISTORY OF MODERN MONGOLIA 1911-2017

The fall of Communism in the 1980s, leading to the Democratic Revolution in the 1990s, resulted in drastic changes in Mongolia’s societal perspective. Since that time, 28 years have passed, yet almost no difference can be seen between the written history of today and that of the past, when the whole of Mongolian society was driven by Soviet ideology. We are misinforming Mongolia’s post-Democracy generations, by passing along those written histories and literature, steeped as they are in this ideology.

The Nomadic Way Meets Generation Z in Modern Mongolia

From the passenger seat of an old Toyota van, Mongolia’s scenery seems to change with the breeze: Rocky lunar landscapes give way to rolling grasslands, while purple mountains crumble into flaming red cliffs. It is not uncommon to see herds of roaming camels or wild horses running in the distance. As we drive, I chat with Aldar, my 20-year-old translator, travel guide, and companion. He was born and raised in Mongolia, and has just completed his freshman year at the university in Ulaanbaatar. Like many young people in his country, Aldar embodies a world in flux. He wears black jeans, black leather boots, and a traditional Mongolian tunic. His black hat is in constant danger of blowing away in the wind.

Mongolian gers becoming one of export products

Demand for Mongolian Ger, traditional national dwelling increases and tend to become one of export products. According to Head of the Mongol Ger Manufacturers Federation D.Otgonpurev, over 2,000 gers are exported and over 6,000 gers are sold domestically each year.

Mongolia’s president, a former martial-arts champion, wrestles with some major problems

On the vast Mongolian steppe, birthplace of Genghis Khan, a strong man has arisen. Literally. Mongolia’s President Khaltmaa Battulga is a former world martial arts champion who still trains regularly, a friend of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and a business tycoon with a tough-guy image.

IMF says Mongolia economy is recovering, showing 'durable' growth

Mongolia’s economy is outpacing growth expectations this year despite budget cuts as the coal trade has been strong even as exports slowed in the second half, an International Monetary Fund official said.

What Mongolian nomads teach us about the digital future

PEOPLE WHO PACK up and transport their house twice a year become choosy about their possessions. I recently traveled among the nomads of Mongolia for two weeks and had a chance to inspect their belongings. I was there to photograph their traditional practices, which were more intact than I expected. Along the way I discovered the Mongolians may have a few lessons for the future of digital culture.

This London hotel reckons it has the most comfortable bed in the world

Аnd you’ll never guess what’s in the mattress

1,250 miles? 20,000 shots? The longest golf hole ever is now history

Here's a record that could last a while.

Let Mongolia’s stunning landscapes take your breath away

Armed with swords, the men on horseback came charging down the field, striking fear in the hearts of their opponents who quickly regrouped around the gers (portable, round tent) in a defensive position.

9 Lessons on Power and Leadership from Genghis Khan

9 Lessons on Power and Leadership from Genghis Khan

Niles West's Dalai Jamiyankhuu becomes self-made state champ

Niles West's Dalai Jamiyankhuu becomes self-made state champ

Why Genghis Khan's tomb can't be found

Why Genghis Khan's tomb can't be found

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

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