Mongolian Traffic Lights Direct Horses, Not Cars

It is rather fitting for Ulaanbaatar, the modern-day capital of the country which was once the largest contiguous land empire in the history of the world, to have traffic lights which depict horsemen. After all, the Mongol Empire was built on the back of a fast-moving equestrian army, and modern Mongolia, with less… » 1/19/12 1:30pm 1/19/12 1:30pm

Rally Ho! Peking to Paris Motor Challenge

Today is day four of this year's Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, and participants are winding their ancien régime racers along the foothills of the Grand Tetons Altay range. They're heading along a dusty trail from Erenhot, China to Sainshand in southeastern Mongolia, on a route that would choke a Lamborghini to… » 5/30/07 12:41pm 5/30/07 12:41pm