Crossing nomads' land: a journey through Mongolia
I'll be speaking to the Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong via webcam on Wednesday 5 August at 7pm (GMT +8) about my travels in Mongolia.
Here's the blurb for my lecture:
From the pastoral nomadism of the steppe to the urban slums of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is a country in transition, where herders and mining executives, yurts and skyscrapers, tradition and modernity all coexist – often uncomfortably. In this talk, Faraz will describe his expeditions in the countryside – in particular his two-month crossing of the Gobi Desert – and draw on his experiences as a UN lawyer in the capital to illustrate some of the lesser known sides of the Land of Eternal Blue Sky.