Category Archives: Asia

Culture

It seems Mongolia invented the shoulder shimmy. As I sit watching a Mongolian culture show, I’m enthralled by the colourful outfits and the unique dancing – men running across the stage with moves like the dying swan then breaking into a river dance, dressed like something out of ‘The Sound of Music.’ Folk dancing that… Continue Reading…

Turkish VIP

Sitting in the VIP room of the best Turkish restaurant in Ulaanbatar, we’re surrounded by video cameras, each focusing in on the face on the Turkish Ambassador. The staff are patiently waiting for his cue. Plates of shiny apples, grapes and oranges line the table. I wasn’t aware Mongolia had so much fruit. ‘It’s imported… Continue Reading…