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A herder in eastern Mongolia.
Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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The author takes a break on one of Mongolia's few stretches of paved road.

Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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Lunchtime in a Mongol ger.

Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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On the road in rural Mongolia.
Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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A Mongolian sunset.
Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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Trying for cellphone reception in eastern Mongolia.
Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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Worshipers at sunrise on Glass Mountain.

Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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The view from the author's tent.
Michael Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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Dinner in a nomadic land (left to right): dried curds, organs, and milk tea.
Michael A. Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .
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A shamanistic cairn, or ovoo , atop a mountain in the "Land of The Eternal Blue Sky."

Michael A. Parks travels by foot from meal to meal in
Last Tastes of Mongolia .