July 2009

Our Estimated Travel Route

July 23, 2009

Last Updated: November 2, 2009 I´ll leave our original travel list below, as it will be interesting to see how else it changes as we travel. It has become clear in a very short period of time that planning to spend just one or two nights in a city before traveling on to another stop […]

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Historical Context: Mongols and Christopher Columbus

July 15, 2009

I recently finished reading “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford, a fantastic book on the history of Genghis Khan and the Mongols. As with all empires, the Mongol dynasty had its high point and its eventual collapse – and just like Rome (and other empires) the Mongol dynasty had […]

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Visas, CPR and Guns

July 7, 2009

There have been a number of trip preparations going on as we now enter t-minus 30 days until we leave – however most of them have not been particularly photogenic, so our updates have been minimal, but the header basically says it all. We have mailed our passports off (always frightening) to get our first […]

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