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If Mongolia were a historical figure, it’d be Genghis Khan.
If it were an animal, it would be a wild horse. If it were a colour, it’d be maroon. And if it were a country, which it is, it would contain all of these things – and plenty more besides.
It would contain sprawling grass plains, sparkling blue lakes, vibrant warrior festivals and some of the world’s last truly nomadic people. It would contain the Gobi Desert, men who hunt with eagles and the proverb ‘while horse is strong, travel to see places’.
Lucky then that Mongolia is a country. And luckier still that we travel there.
There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though, ... Read more on the blog
Mongolia's strange, exotic and relatively untouched; with rural families not just surviving, but thriving in totally most barren landscapes. Mental. Here are some Mongolian facts. They're like regular facts, but more interesting. ... Read more on the blog
If the yak is your spirit animal and vodka is your drink of choice, then hurry up and make Central Asia your next adventure.
Whether you wanna spend the night in a Mongolian ger, wine and dine at a Japanese robot café or walk China’s Great Wall, this jaw-dropping region is bound to awaken your wanderlust.
So jump on a Geckos Central Asia trip and play cards in St Petersburg, wander the majestic Gobi Desert, chill out by Lake Baikal, eat all the dumplings, see all the cherry blossoms and make good with the steppe.View all North & Central Asia trips