The Last Best Place

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20051128

Stories from the Steppe

An exploration of one of the last exotic places on earth, Outer Mongolia.

It occupies a special place in the imagination - whether through Mongol hordes tearing across the landscape under Chinghis Khan or the peaceful lives of one of the last great nomadic traditions.

Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries.

1/5.

Dominic explores the special meaning of the Mongolian New Year.

20051129

Stories from the Steppe

An exploration of one of the last exotic places on Earth, Outer Mongolia.

It occupies a special place in the imagination - whether through Mongol hordes tearing across the landscape under Genghis Khan or the peaceful lives of one of the last great nomadic traditions.

Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries.

2/5.

Dominic lives with the nomads in summer.

20051130

Stories from the Steppe

An exploration of one of the last exotic places on Earth, Outer Mongolia.

It occupies a special place in the imagination - whether through Mongol hordes tearing across the landscape under Genghis Khan or the peaceful lives of one of the last great nomadic traditions.

Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries.

3/5.

Dominic meets a music teacher and an eagle trainer, and plays pool with the Khazaks - at minus 35C.

20051201

Stories from the Steppe

An exploration of one of the last exotic places on Earth, Outer Mongolia.

It occupies a special place in the imagination - whether through Mongol hordes tearing across the landscape under Genghis Khan or the peaceful lives of one of the last great nomadic traditions.

Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries.

4/5.

Dominic meets some newly weds rolling felt for their new dwelling, and finds the only Captain of the Mongolian navy.

20051202

Stories from the Steppe

An exploration of one of the last exotic places on Earth, Outer Mongolia.

It occupies a special place in the imagination - whether through Mongol hordes tearing across the landscape under Genghis Khan or the peaceful lives of one of the last great nomadic traditions.

Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries.

5/5.

Dominic Ziegler spends time with the people preparing for Nadaam, the country's most important sporting event - both in the countryside and the city.