Peaches in Mongolia

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Peaches in Mongolia

Here is space, a calming silence without clutter, where senses feel sharper and the mind can soar. The air is cold and sharp. The light, golden and silver, presides over a sea of undulating and ever changing grassland. Maybe this is what it feels like to be an eagle or a wolf — to feel truly free is to feel you can reach out and touch the horizon, and that if you could rise up and fly across the immensity before you, you would never reach the end. Forever more would be cleansing wild planes and never would to return to the petty world...

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Featuring Uvs Nuur Basin, Mongolia

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MONGOLIA’S UVS NUUR BASIN, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE FEATURED IN NASA “IMAGE OF THE DAY GALLERY” (April 30, 2008 — New York, NY) … Mongolia’s Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area, established in 1994 and one of Mongolia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, incorporates the Uvs Nuur Lake Basin which was featured on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) web site “Image of the Day Gallery” on April 25, 2008. Uvs Nuur was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its remarkable ecological diversity –...

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Mongolia at a glance

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Mongolia at a glance Area: 1,564,100 km2, 17th largest country in the world, three-times the size of France, seven-times the size of England Population: 2,754,314 (as of 2006) Density: 1.6 people per km2 Landscape: Desert, steppe, alpine, taiga Average altitude: 1.6 meters above sea level Climate: Extreme continental climate with four distinct seasons, ~ +20°C in summer, ~ -24°C in winter Time zone: +7 hours to GMT Official language: Mongolian Spoken foreign languages: English and Russian State structure: Parliamentary republic Administrative...

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The Naadam Festival, Mongolia

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(April 17, 2008 — New York, NY) … As sports facilities in the U.S. raise their prices while questioning their players’ prowess, and watching the same old games on television becomes just one more sedentary and isolating experience, a unique and spectator-thrilling alternative for the sports-loving adventurer exists in Mongolia, “The Heart of Asia and Home to Friendly Nomads”. Here an exciting and still-undiscovered world of events known as the “Three Manly Sports” occurs annually at the Naadam Festival, this year taking place from July...

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Solo Traveling in Asia

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Asia Transpacific Journeys Is Wise in Ways Of Welcoming Guests Traveling Solo in Small Groups Noah’s Ark is to blame. The concept of couples seems seared into our genetic coding. But sometimes folks who are single want to take that exotic journey even though they can’t find someone to travel with. Asia Transpacific Journeys, an award-winning US-based Asia travel and tour operator, suggests that solo travelers join a small group tour. “Traveling on a group program can provide another layer of support and assistance for all travelers, but for...

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3 Traveler Musts in Mongolia

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If there is one place that has particular exotic allure it’s Mongolia. I suppose the juxtaposition of land-grabbing Genghis Khan his merry band of plunderers and the joyful serenity of Mongolian families relaxing by the summer yurt Lucky for me, tonight I had the rare fortune of running into a newly transplanted, and perhaps a little homesick student in Los Angeles. She has only been in Los Angeles for seven month and I can only imagine the wild culture shock. I want to thank Baljinnyam Narantsatsral of Mongolia for offering the...

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Trips off the Radar

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July 2007 (All Over) – Somewhere beyond “away from it all” and “off the beaten path” lie destinations so remote and exclusive it might take some work getting there. But, as sophisticated travelers have discovered going “off the radar” is worth the trip. No more “been there, done that.” Instead, their myriad rewards include peace and quiet, exotic culture, spectacular scenery, blessed privacy, and the divine option of having nothing to do – and doing it. So tell the office that the Blackberry is off, because they won’t be able to reach you...

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Seven Remote Journeys with International Expeditions

Posted by on 11:16 pm in Announcements, Argentina News, Bhutan News, Chile News, Egypt News, Falkland Islands, Kenya News, Mongolia News | 0 comments

BIRMINGHAM, AL, January 30, 2007 – Not everyone knows what it’s like to sleep under Gobi Desert stars, and not many have witnessed the amazing spectacles put forth by man and nature in Papua New Guinea and Patagonia. Adventurers with International Expeditions, however, are among the few privileged with access to such less-traveled corners of the planet. For these intrepid souls, seven ultra-remote 2007 adventures, from the southernmost tip of South America to the remote South Pacific, are showcased in a new “Far-Flung Journeys” brochure. For...

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“Vanishing Cultures” with Smithsonian Journeys

Posted by on 8:09 pm in Announcements, Armenia News, Bhutan News, Cambodia News, China News, Ethiopia News, Mali News, Mongolia News, Papua New Guinea | 0 comments

Washington, DC, October 31, 2006 – Tracing a legendary journey to the most fascinatingly different peoples and pockets of cultural diversity in some of the world’s most splendidly isolated places takes time, inside access and imagination – all three of which will be in generous supply on Smithsonian Journeys’ epic adventure: “Vanishing Cultures Around the World” private jet expedition, September 29 – October 20, 2007. From the Sami nomads of Finnish Lapland to the wandering tribes of the Mongolian Steppes to the Naxi matriarchs of China’s...

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Mongolia Sizzles with 2006 Tours

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Monroe Township, NJ – In their pursuit of unspoiled beauty and less-traveled regions, cultural and adventure travelers have a globe full of options, but few as reliable as Mongolia. Bathed in ancient history, fascinating culture, jaw-dropping and widely varied scenic beauty—from the wind-swept, fossil-rich Gobi Desert to forested mountains and crystal blue waters—Mongolia is a soul-stirring experience from touch-down to take-off. There’s no better way to experience this land-lock country and its Central Asian neighbors than with...

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