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Saving a Wild Horse

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After six weeks and thousands of miles of driving through Mongolia’s vast territory, I am struck by both the timeless qualities of the... Read more

Meeting monks who are avid 76ers fans

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The people who tabulate the demographics of Philadelphia’s sport fans may have missed the monks of the Danzandarjaa Khiid monastery in... Read more

"We do not lead our animals. They lead us."

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On a trip like this there are many things one misses – running water, cold drinks, familiar food. But there are other absences that... Read more

The revenge of the winking goat

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After almost a month of visiting herding families and eating whatever I have been offered in cups, bowls, and plates of doubtful sanitation... Read more

Young rider at Naadam

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Wrestlers at the Naadam

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Naadam: A mix of the ancient and the modern

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No one knows for sure when Naadam began. Some historians claim it dates from the time of the Hunnu or Hun Empire (3rd century B.C.). Some... Read more