Mongolia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I was there in 2000 and discovered a partly nomadic people who had suffered the wrath of both Russian and Chinese oppression and yet remained stoic and determined to forge an independent identity. I’ve always taken an interest in the country because it’s routinely ignored in the world press and retains an enigmatic allure for travellers.

Mongolian Matters is a blog that uncovers news and views and is written by a resident of the capital, Ulaanbaatar. New Mongols is another fascinating space with a more political edge.

Mongolia faces many of the problems in developing nations including environmental degradation, corruption and rampant poverty. I never thought I’d be suggesting travel destinations here, but Mongolia is one such example. Its beauty should be discovered.

Text and images ©2024 Antony Loewenstein. All rights reserved.

Site by Common