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Last of the Nomads: How Mongolian Culture May Change Drastically Within a Generation

Nina Wegner | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Nina Wegner

Two years later, while many in Mongolia continue to recover from the 2010 dzud, the trend of urbanization still continues, and at a rapid rate. Many herders now agree that pasture quality and the harshness of recent winters are so bad that herding has become untenable.

PHOTOS: The View From The Trans-Siberian

James Morgan | Posted 04.26.2012 | Travel
James Morgan

A few days east of Moscow, a young girl called Susanna got on. She had come up from Kazakhstan and was on her way to an arranged marriage somewhere in the far east.

PHOTOS: Among The Kazakh Eagle Hunters

James Morgan | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel
James Morgan

Kwanduk owned two magnificent golden eagles and would go out in the morning hunting rabbits, foxes, wolves and marmots. The fur is used to make the infamous Kazakh hats.

PHOTOS: 15 Adventures For Winter's Discontents

Black Tomato | Posted 03.12.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

From Bhutan to Iceland to Belize, there are incredibly things to be done in 2012. Here is a tasting menu of the journeys this new year has to offer.

Discovering Mongolia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

As I exited the train in Ulaanbaatar, I was surprised by the bustle of activity that greeted us: western-dressed shoppers moving quickly about the city streets and roads flush with late model cars.

PHOTOS: 8 Great Trip Ideas for Horse Lovers

BootsnAll | Posted 03.08.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Why not experience something more than a simple follow-the-leader trail ride?

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.

WATCH: Futuristic Museum Might Be The Only Thing In Gobi Desert

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Imagine wandering through the Gobi desert and coming upon a 130,000 square foot bubble, emerging out of infinite sand and clay terrain. This is not a ...

WATCH: Video From Rural Mongolia Will Bring A Smile To Your Face

Posted 11.30.2011 | World

Do you remember the first time you held a picture of yourself? Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe, two teenage photographers, spent 10 days this...

PHOTOS: Biden Takes On Wrestler During Mongolia Visit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

LAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Monday for a brief visit in Mongolia, which he called a shining example of democrat...

The Mongol Rally: Zen and the Art of School Bus Maintenance

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Will "spend a day with the mechanics in Dolpadere" ever make Lonely Planet's top 10 must see list for Istanbul? Absolutely not. That being said, the experience afforded us a unique sense of the city.

Inventive and Out of the Way Museums [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Leave behind the stodginess of the Prado, the Louvre and the Met and begin an international treasure hunt for the world's finest art.

Traveling Foreign? Music Is the Universal Language

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

When we travel, we are ambassadors for America. Often we are judged for our expensive clothes and the money we spend, one of the reasons I started carrying around my harmonica. Music is a universal language that makes people smile, clap and tap.

Mongolia's Beauty

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

2011-06-22-Screenshot20110622at2.17.16PM.pngDuring my brief visit to Mongolia, I was able to visit some of the museums, temples, architectural sites as well as take a few trips to the countryside. Please enjoy the pictures.

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

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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...