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Beat Up Sneakers and Cashmere Hoodies

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Thanks to Max for calling our attention to this page in Mark Steyn's New York Times bestseller After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, a book we probably wouldn't have read. In it, he manages to link me to America's impending downfall. I won't comment on his incredibly dank assumptions and horrid factual errors, but I ...

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A Postcard from Erenhot

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Two small dogs are attacking a homeless man, while I'm nursing my lingering fever with sidewalk kebabs and a bottle of Yanjing beer. One of them bites at his ankle, and he hobbles away, cursing while diners beside me laugh, and the wind picks up again. I shield my face from the sand. This ...

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Ready to Rumble

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Fantastic Hot Dog Advertising

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I can't imagine a stranger way to advertise a hot dog, really. As seen in Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital.

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Chasing the Shaman in Mongolia

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"I don't think you can see the Shamen," the fixer murmured. He watched his cup, the table, a fly, anything that wasn't our eyes. "They are far from here. In the mountains. It would take a long time to see them." He traced a line along a creased map of ...

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Mystery, Intrigue, Trans-Siberian Express

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To get from Beijing to Mongolia, you have a few choices.  A flight takes just over an hour.  The Trans-Siberian Express, meanwhile, offers a rugged thirty-hour ride through cities, towns, barren landscapes, desert, and finally the capital of Chingghis Khan.It's a famously hard ride.  I pictured drunk Russians and fiery Mongols and live chickens and ...

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Yak Man

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Wolves had come down from the hills, and torn apart a horse. The villagers were building new sheds, to keep the young lambs and goats in, and bringing in all the animals. It was a moment.

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Awesome Mongolian Pop Star

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I don't really know who this guy is, but I found him in a restaurant in the rural one-pony town of Lun.

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Classy Bottles of Booze Found on the China / Mongolia Border

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"大Party" translates to "BigParty." I like.

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