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Culture and Discovery in Mongolia

Shamanism in Mongolia

In Mongolia shamanism prevails, despite there being numerous religions. Here's my beginner's guide.
Marion Darde 20 April 2016
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A week with the nomads

Mongolia is a country proud of its nomadic roots. Let me tell you about my experience of living in a yurt!
Marion Darde 20 April 2016
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A 4x4 road trip in the Gobi Desert

Many people want to cross the Gobi Desert in a 4x4 or a jeep. Here is some advice!
Marion Darde 19 April 2016
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Excursion into the Gobi Desert by camel

Desert nomads travel by camel. Time for you to give it a go!
Marion Darde 19 April 2016
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The Tsaatan, a nomadic people who herd reindeer in the Taiga

A nomadic people with Turkish origins, the Tsaatan are reindeer-herders. They live in the Mongolian Taïga and as far as the border with Russia. Going to meet them is like...
Marion Darde 8 October 2015
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Live the nomad way in the Orkhon Valley

With its infinite landscapes and silent expanses, Mongolia offers its visitors a retreat from the world. You can focus on yourself, harmonise with nature and appreciate t...
Marie Cavalié 28 September 2015
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Mongolia's Naadam Festival

With hair-raising sports and plenty of colour, this event is the most eagerly awaited of the year. A national celebration of independence, this is one festival that no Mo...
Marie Cavalié 26 September 2015
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Tracking gazelles in Eastern Mongolia!

Well away from Africa, a race of gazelle lives in Mongolia. Follow me to discover it!
Marion Darde 6 March 2018
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Eagle hunting in the west: an ancestral tradition

The Mongolian nomadic tribes have been hunting eagles since time immemorial. And I shall tell you more about this!
Marion Darde 19 April 2016
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The intiguing rock formations in Gorkhi Terelj

So hop on a bus and head off to see some unusual rock formations! The moment you're out of the capital, nature takes over and buses wind their way past the steppe until t...
Marie Cavalié 17 September 2015
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