There's no place on Earth like the endless plains of Mongolia. You stand there and look in every direction, seeing only distant mountains, hearing only the howling wind, walking towards nothing but the single landmark on the horizon: a towering stone with an array of yurts spread welcomingly at its feet. As you approach the rock, you start to notice the bright colors, and then the letters. This place has borne witness to more than a millennium of passing people — and many of them left their mark behind.
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Tsaatan Nomads of Mongolia
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 6, 2018
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