The Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia.

No tricks, just magic

The Traveller team recounts some of the people, places and surprises that filled the year with unforgettable moments.

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Big empty ... Mongolian herdsmen.

Steppe into the void

Nigel Richardson goes off the map to the geological freak shows and dinosaur boneyards of the southern Gobi Desert.

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Wanderers and wonders

Immense landscapes and warm hospitality make Mongolia an adventure like no other, writes Louise Southerden.

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24 hours in Ulaanbaatar

Louise Southerden encounters throat-singers, contortionists and wild nightlife in a surprising capital city.

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