In Pictures: Remembering Mongolia

A year has passed in a moment. Last November my journey on the Trans-Siberian took me from Beijing to Moscow, through wide-angled countryside, distinct cultures and histories. A particular highlight was the few days I spent in Mongolia. When I daydream about this country, three things remain in the forefront of my mind: The massive,…

Odka (That’s Vodka, without the ‘V’)

That’s how she introduced herself to us. Coming to meet us at Ulaan Bataar train station, Odka sported a full face of intricately applied make-up. Carefully etched eyebrows and faux fur framed a wide, friendly face. As she smiled and ushered us into a small minibus, we were unsure whether to follow. Without an introduction…