My trips to Mongolia: where to go, what to see, things to do
GENGIS KHAN: THE MONGOLIAN HERO
A few kilometres away from Ulaan Baatar, in the infinity of the steppe, appears the massive monument to the national hero Genghis Khan.
Few people know that in just over 25 years, with an army of only 100,000 men, he created the largest empire in human history: a kingdom that extended for 31 million square kilometres from the Balkans to the Pacific Ocean and from India to Nothern Siberia.
Crucial was one of the many travel proposals that are received daily by email: “Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing”. I was 16 and it seemed only a dream. But a spark started in my head…