on 18 February 2004
tim severins account of his travels through mongolia provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the modern, or not so modern inhabitants of this country. intertwined with his travelogue tim weaves an account of the history of their great leader, ghengis khan, bringing these two periods of time together. as usual for this author it is a well written and researced book with his trademark dry humour. my only grumble is that the book could have continued on further than it does to provide a solid ending to the trip.