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Driving a School Bus From New York to Mongolia

Grif Peterson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Grif Peterson

Knowing only that I wanted to take a few months off after working in finance in New York for the past two years, I came across the Mongol Rally in mid-2010.

China's Well-Honed Strategy For Quashing Unrest

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China has responded to more than a week of surprising protests in Inner Mongolia with its well-honed strategy: deploy overwhelming force, k...

Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet Found in Japan

Jim Luce | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Jim Luce


Mongolian Hip-Hop In Ulan Bator (VIDEO)

Michael Hodson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Michael Hodson

As I was making my way around-the-world trip in 2009-10 without getting on a single airplane, I chewed up thousands of miles on the Trans-Mongolian tr...

Travel For Technophobes

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We understand that sometimes all these gadgets can, well, just get a little too much. So here's our guide to a world of travel without all the tech stuff.

Transforming Every Day Tasks Through Travel

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

A conscientious, participatory vacation provides experiences that are meaningful to us as travelers partly because they are meaningful to the communities we visit.

Beware the Gher: Going Native in Mongolia (PHOTOS)

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

The search for increasingly remote destinations led me to fixate on Mongolia. I'm not sure why. But I decided any country with a capital city called Ulaanbaatar had to be pretty cool.

Branding Power Wu Tang Style

Christopher Herz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Herz

See my little brother-in-law lives in Mongolia, so early in the mornings, we often Skype over there and talk to the extended family. He is 14 years ol...

PHOTOS: 5 Classic Journeys To Take Yourself

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here at Black Tomato we've coined the phrase 'slowtopia travel' for the trips that remove you far from the immediacy of the modern world. We like to t...

PHOTOS: 10 Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

As the excitement for the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" builds, here at Black Tomato we have been in...

Development Work Includes Literary Translation? You Sure?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

In order to explain the importance of literary work to the broader project of social justice, international exchange, and democracy, I might need to s...

The World's Most Fashionable Destinations (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Why does fashion fuel us to pack our bags and hop on a plane? Well, for starters you get to see a lot more than just what the fashion-forward twenty-...

9 'Tips' for Avoiding the Thanksgiving Traffic [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We're approaching one of the busiest travel weekends of the year across the world. Which is why here at Black Tomato, we've been scouring the world fo...

Winter Honeymoon Destinations to Embrace the Cold...or not [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Winter is well and truly upon us and the cold, dark mornings are here to stay for now. Other than deciding how many layers of clothing to climb into, ...

China Traffic Jam Backs Up Thousands Of Trucks

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Thousands of coal trucks and other vehicles were backed up for miles on a highway in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series ...

China's Epic Traffic Jam Could Last For Weeks (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING -- A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road constructio...

Mongolian Neo-Nazis On The Rise

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Their right hands rise to black-clad chests and flash out in salute to their nation: "Sieg heil!" They praise Hitler's devotion to ethnic purity. But ...

Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine & Rites of Passage: Songs of Scythian Stones

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Virlana Tkacz's work with the Yara Arts Group reflects her desire to re-integrate the ancient "ways of knowing" as she puts it, into modern life.

Genghis Khan Returns To Unite Mongolia (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Genghis Khan, the ferocious warlord who conquered most of the known world, helped unify Mongolia back in the 13th century. Now Khan is 'back' in Mong...

Freedom To Write: An Exiled Chinese Dissident, a Conference in Istanbul, and Some Milky Tea

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

The man I met in front of the State Department Store didn't look like a refugee, which goes to show how many assumptions I had. Tumenulzii had an open and youthful face.

Seattle Dispatch: A Tea House, a Gallery, and a Wizard

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

On the lunar New Year, we all ate sugared plums, drank, as always, green and jasmine and pu-er tea, and filed outside to the back yard where a young girl floated a lit red lantern a measure above the firs.

Vittana: Forget $40K, Send Someone to College for $10

Kushal Chakrabarti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kushal Chakrabarti

What if you knew in the 5th grade you'd never be able to afford college or do anything beyond high school? In most developing countries, student loans simply don't exist.

Babies Has a High Level of Cuteness

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Watching Babies is like watching home movies of babies who belong to people you don't even know, and who wants to do that?

The Horse Boy: Looking for Answers to Autism With Horses in Mongolia

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

With all the ups and downs we parents of children with autism have to face, it's nice to see inspirational movies such as The Horse Boy from time to time.

Cat Tales, Issue 4: Life Around Us

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last October, Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild...