My Mongolia

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Mongolia—the land of Ghengis Khan, inventor of flash warfare, listed as an unusual and low-terror travel zone (1)—caught my eye.


Ghengis Khan. Image source: www[dot]biography[dot]com

This YouTube video of what it’s like to travel to Mongolia tells it all. From the art of welcoming visitors by generously giving everything one has at no cost; to wilderness survival skills; to shaking hands with your gloves off (even if it’s -40); to two-hour yurt-building, Mongolia is where you should go if you want to get away and are looking for something completely different.

The Mongolian flag looks like this:


“The central blue band is described as the eternal blue sky, while the side red bands represent the ability of Mongolia to thrive in its harsh environment. The Soyombo is a columnar arrangement of abstract and geometric representations of fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and the taijitu or yin-yang symbol.” (2)

Mongolia’s most well-known lake is Lake Hovsgol:


Image source: www[dot]remotelands[dot]com

This happy child is riding a reindeer near Lake Hovsgol:


Image source: www[dot]hovdtour[dot]mn

The Khoit Tsenkar cave, located in Khovd province, is one of the largest caves in Mongolia.


Image source: Tripmongolia[dot]com


Image source: www[dot]toursofmongolia[dot]com

There are depictions of animals on the cave’s walls.

This is a yurt:


Image source: See end note 1 below.

Want to know what Mongolian throat singing sounds like? Click here. No disappointment.

A part of Mongolia’s desert was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Are you ready to go?

Check out: Nomadic Expeditions.

(1) See, “17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low,” The Telegraph, , accessed on 16 February, 2017.

(2) “Flag of Mongolia,” Wikipedia,, accessed on 16 February, 2017.