MIR News: Visa-Free Visits to Kazakhstan and Mongolia
Mongolia and Kazakhstan have eased their entry requirements, offering visa-free visits for many tourists to their countries. Read More
Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival
Mongolia’s colorful Naadam Festival in July is an annual celebration of athletic prowess, strength, and stamina dating to the times of warrior Genghis Khan. Beyond a joyful celebration, Naadam is rooted in shamanism and Buddhism, and now reflects a Mongolian national revival of cultural identity. Read More
Naadam Festival: Mongolia’s Ancient Games
Colorful traditions and fiercely competitive games of the 111-year-old Naadam Festival draw thousands worldwide each July to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Rooted in athletic challenges of Genghis Khan warriors, even today Mongolia's best are still tested in wrestling, archery, and horse-riding. Read More
Why Travel the Trans-Siberian, and Why Now?
"Dramatic." "Epic journey." "Dream of a lifetime." That's the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world's longest train routes chugging for more than a century from Moscow to Vladivostok, Beijing, and Ulaanbaatar and stops in between. So why travel it now? Read More