How I Know I Am Traveling Outside the United States

By James Fallows
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I turn on CNN and, instead of Anderson Cooper, I see: Eye On Mongolia! A word from our sponsor, via the CNN site, at right.

Actually it's a very interesting show. The segment on Mongolian "throat singing" is especially enlightening.

This is part of the surprising joy of life on the road.

That is all.

[No it's not! Update: thanks to reader N.L. for a tip about Genghis Blues, a film about a blind San Francisco blues singer who decides to become a master of Mongolian "throat singing." I will check it out.]

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2011/09/how-i-know-i-am-traveling-outside-the-united-states/244568/