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Trans Mongolian Railway

WATCH: Journey Across Mongolia By Train

Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? -- it's the too-huge wor...

Wandering Through Beijing's Hutongs

Benedict Cooper | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I was expecting big, hot and busy when I set off for Beijing. Words failed as soon as I arrived.

Track Records: Ankle Bone Shooting And Wrestling At Mongolia's Naadam

Benedict Cooper | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

Not that you could call Ulaanbaatar a dyed-in-the-wool Asian city. You can feel the Russian presence even though Mongolians are fiercely proud of their independence.

Track Records: The Trans-Mongolian Blues

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

I chose to not risk oversleeping in Irkutsk by staying up and drinking beer in Harat's Pub near the hostel with a chatty boxing trainer who shared his chicken wings.