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Old 07-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Interesting article today:

Hillary Clinton in Mongolia: Diplomacy in a Yurt - ABC News

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But Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s meeting with Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia was not the usual. Instead, the secretary greeted the President in his yurt, a portable, wood-frame dwelling — basically a tent.
Yurts aren’t your run of the mill tents; they are grand structures, part of the central Asian country’s rich traditional nomadic history. It is believed yurts have been in existence for at least three thousand years, going back to the days of the most famous Mongolian in history, the emperor and warrior Genghis Khan.


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Today it’s estimated that more than half of Mongolians continue to live in yurts. The dwellings can even be seen in the country’s unabashedly urban capital city. Beyond the yurt’s historical significance, the structures are also designed for practical living regardless of the harsh weather conditions of Central Asia. There is an opening at the top of the roof, or crown, for ventilation when the weather is hot, and a portable wood-burning stove in the middle of the dwelling to provide heat when the weather is cold. When a family decides to travel, the yurt can easily be dismantled and the contents packed up onto trucks, or, in more rural areas, camels, to move to the next destination.


Gee, who would have thought us yurt owners were enjoying such regal abodes. Pretty neat story lol!

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Awesome... Imagine what changes we might see if more diplomatic meetings took place in yurts!
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I agree. They put crazy people in round rooms, why not politicians.
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It would be a lot cheaper, that's for sure. Even with the gilding and the marble-looking floor.
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