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Why The Mongol Empire Couldn’t Stop Growing (And What Happened When It Did)

It’s an easy mistake to make. As Lake Baikal vanishes behind, and the plains and low mountains give way to the suburbs of Ulan Ude, your Trans-Siberian train prepares to switch tracks onto the Trans-Mongolian Railway, ready to cross the spectacularly empty Gobi desert.  You turn to the person next to you, and say, “At

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New itineraries released: Japan & Australia & New Zealand!

Greetings from Thailand! I’m delighted this week to present you with two programs for 2020: Japan and Australia / Zealand: Our trip to Japan this past May was spectacular, and I’m delighted to be able to offer it again, with very minor revisions! Japan is truly a fascinating country with a unique culture, and while

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Greetings from the southernmost ‘fjord’ in Europe!

Greetings from the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro! Or, more specifically, the Fortress of Kotor overlooking the Bay of Kotor. The view here is just spectacular, and I made a short video from the top explaining the geographical features you can see here: Things mentioned in the video: This week’s ‘Companions for the Road’ webinar: register

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