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Bride kidnapping, in general, is specific to the Kazakh community. It's not what Western communities would imagine of kidnapping, in that the woman's family is often aware of it happening and indeed (and terribly) their knowledge of it is used to help pressure the woman into agreeing via social isolation and exclusion. It's largely ritualized and does not ...


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I would say with 99% confidence that it is a road. You don't have to follow the structure for long before you can easily identify intersections with other roads, e.g. here: 41.77533, 105.36238


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I lived in UB for a year and have visited on and off for the last 10 years. Its VERY easy to meet people in Mongolia. But please note about 50% of the population now lives in UB. That said, in the summer time (very short period!) everyone likes to spend time in the country side. So there is much enjoying, relaxing etc. In my experience traveling around ...


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I can't comment on Mongolia but people generally love receiving hard copy photos if you can provide them. On one trip I took a small portable printer capable of 6 x 4 prints. (HP Photosmart). 1.2 kg - more if rechargeable battery fitted + paper + ink - so some commitment involved. This takes some effort and weight and volume (probably 2kg all up with ...


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There's no legal reason a driver and/or guide are required. But, it's advisable. Mongolia is empty. The size of western Europe, and then some, with 1-2 million people living outside of the capital, you're likely to find absolutely nothing, if you go for a long drive. A guide will know where to go and how to get there. But, will also be able to talk to the ...


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I'm from Mongolia. We don't speak Russia. Our 40 or 50 olds may know little Russian language. Currently schools don't teach Russian. So its already forgotton.


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When I was in Mongolia last summer, no one outside of UB spoke any language beyond Mongolian (and even in UB, it's pretty tough). However, you should note that the Mongolian alphabet is the same as the Russian one since that was imposed by the USSR back in the day, and has stuck since. + I agree with what @Tom said.


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It is possible for an English speaker to learn this unique style of singing. The series of photos show a British woman, who is an English speaker, engaging two such singers in an impromptu lesson. Neither speaks the other's language and the instruction is done via body language and imitation. The bottom photo shows the sound being reproduced by ...


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You have a problem. According to the page on the Russian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar in order for you to obtain a Russian visa there: To apply for any category of visas except transit, one must have a long-term registration in Mongolia (“Alien registration card” valid for 1 year). There are exceptions in the following 2 paragraphs for various countries ...


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It simply means that the governments of the two countries haven't arranged this yet. Often visa-free is bilateral - especially when done with a trade deal, but sometimes not. For example, Aussies can get a tourist visa for the UK on arrival, but UK citizens need one (an ETA) in advance to visit Australia! (at least, last I checked). By default, most ...


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The places where children have easy access to dentists and toothbrushes are generally the places where children have easy access to candy and don't need or particularly want any from you. If you came to Canada to see Niagara Falls or the Rocky Mountains and were handing candy to any Canadian children you saw, people wouldn't think you were being at all ...


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I don't particularly recall from my time in Mongolia, but I say "embrace the local stuff" when I'm travelling, and if I get sick, so be it (it's unlikely anyway). Lost in the Mongolia Grocery Store, however, is a post on some of the foods you might find in a Mongolia supermarket, which is where I assume you'll be shopping if you're after milk "offered to ...


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In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Kamchatsky Peninsula was settled by Cossack tribes and established a lasting presence there. Not Mongolia, but qualifies as an Asian locale. Source: Google Maps, fair use Their descendants are found there today and constitute a unique ethnic group. Source: Yuri Kozyrev, Far East Russia | Noor, fair use. The ...


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I believe it's common practice at some international borders to leave a stretch of land processed in such a way (e.g. bulldozed/tilled/softened up) as to make it very easy to detect illegal border crossings (i.e. crossing tracks of people or vehicles). This may be at least part of the reason for this structure. Another purpose may be to provide a visual ...


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It's not usually about tone, you could have a six pack and still weigh 120kg, look at a lot of rugby players! And the camel/horse still has to lift it and carry it, no matter what shape you are. It looks like you'll be ok, for the most part, as long as you don't go too far past that 90kg. Some sources: Visit Mongolia cites the max weight for a horse at ...



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