“What’s so special about Mongolia?” they all seemed to ask. “I’ll let you now when I get back” I replied. Surely that’s the reason we travel… to find out why a place has intrigued us from afar? I had seen images of open grasslands, sweeping vistas and of eagle hunters who slept in yurts and herded great swathes of livestock. I’d seen big men in bright briefs wrestling on grass and elegant archers in pointed hats. Quite simply, I wanted to see it for myself. So I joined a World Expeditions tour and did it!