Beautiful Mongolia

Author: Andrea Tuvshintuya
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781980946236
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Mongolia is a democratic country with a population of around three million, with almost half the country's citizens residing in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Up until 1990, Mongolia was a communist country and largely supported by the former Soviet Union until the late 1980s. During the thirteenth century, Mongolia's founder, Chinggis Khaan, achieved a stunning feat by conquering most of the known world. Mongolia has a long-standing history of nomadic culture, and even today the rural population still lives a nomadic lifestyle. Stepping onto the Mongolian steppes offers opportunities to explore a unique way of life unlike any other on the planet, ranging from the Darkhad in the north, who practice shamanism and manage flocks of domesticated reindeer, to the sprawling steppes where you'll find friendly nomads who reside in well-kept Gers while maintaining large flocks of livestock. The country is home to several ancient lakes with extraordinarily pure, pristine water, which offers spectacular views and opportunities for recreation. Mongolians have done a tremendous job at preserving their unique nomadic traditional lifestyle, even with the modernization of Ulaanbaatar and explosive economic growth in the past decade. Almost two decades ago, the world discovered the land was extraordinarily rich in minerals such as copper, coal, and even gold. As a result, many international mining companies have made investments in the country, and Mongolia became a large exporter of minerals to the rest of the world. The tourism industry has exploded in the last two decades, given the shift to democracy, globalization, and economic growth. Mongolia has a tremendous amount of land that has been untouched by development or pollution. In some areas, the river and lake water is so pristine and clear that by many standards is considered potable directly from the source.Mongolia is one of the safest destinations in the world and easy for English speaking travelers, as most younger-generation Mongolians are taught English in school. Traditionally, the older generations are fluent in Russian as well but in the major cities a foreigner should not have trouble finding people who speak English. In the larger cities, you will get to experience modern Mongolian culture, exquisite restaurants, and entertaining nightlife. Once outside of the major cities, you will get to experience the magic of the traditional nomadic culture in the countryside.

Cossacks The Lot of Them

Author: Robert Fischer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387509276
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Cossacks: The Lot of Them is a collection of my photography during a trip to the Golden Eagle Festival in _...lgil, Mongolia, in 2017.

Lonely Planet Mongolia

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787019039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Mongolia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit monasteries for a slice of Buddhist history and whispered mantras; hike through the rugged mountains, serene river valleys and fields of wildflowers in the Mongolian backcountry; and travel by camel across the Gobi Desert in the footsteps of Marco Polo. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mongolia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Mongolia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Ulaanbaatar, Central Mongolia, Northern Mongolia, Eastern Mongolia, The Gobi, Western Mongolia eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Mongolia is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

100 Places Every Woman Should Go

Author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361774
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
With its breezy reviews and insightful advice, 100 Places Every Woman Should Go encourages women of any age to see the world — in a group, with a friend, or solo — and inspires them to create their own list of dreams. Based on her own explorations of many countries, states, and regions, and on interviews with travelers, award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest highlights 100 special destinations and challenging activities — from diving for pearls in Bahrain to racing a camel, yak, or pony across Mongolia; to dancing with voodoo priestesses in Benin and urban cowboys in Texas; to taking a mud bath in a volcano off the coast of Colombia. Divided into such sections as “Places Where Women Made History,” “Places of Indulgence,” and “Places of Adventure,” this guidebook includes timely contact information, resources, and recommended reading. “Ten Tips For Wandering Women” features safety precautions plus pointers on haggling, packing, and staying parasite-free. Vivid portraits of free spirits like Frida Kahlo (“A tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, this famous artist was bisexual and beautiful”) help travelers expand their experience.

Around the World in 575 Songs Americas

Author: Nick Wall
Publisher: Politically Correct Press
ISBN: 1999631471
Format: PDF
Download Now
Nick Wall has spent over four years gathering traditional music from every country in the world, from Kazakhstan to Kiribati, researching the life and culture of these countries, then weaving the music in with information, stories, and reflections about each country.

Around the World in 575 Songs Asia Oceania

Author: Nick Wall
Publisher: Politically Correct Press
ISBN: 1999631455
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Nick Wall has spent over four years gathering traditional music from every country in the world, from Kazakhstan to Kiribati, researching the life and culture of these countries, then weaving the music in with information, stories, and reflections about each country.