Go go Mongolia
With extreme temperatures and landscapes, extreme living, and some extremely wrong perceptions from outsiders, Mongolia is one of the most complex places—and Mongols one of the most misunderstood people—in the world.
Conversations about the weather, the great expanse of the country, and the traditional nomadic lifestyle dominate talk of Mongolia, and it’s understandable. Temperature variations of +100°F are not uncommon within a 30-day period, it’s the most sparsely populated independent nation in the world (more than 40% of people now reside in the expanding capital), and almost a quarter of the population migrates seasonally, living in gers (yurts).
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