If you are after a laidback ambience and want to experience what it’s like to be in a place where American fast food chain franchises and luxury hotels are practically non-existent, the country to go to is Mongolia, the Land of Blue Skies.

This landlocked country found in between China and Russia has a very low population density of 1.7 people per square kilometer. The official language in the country is Mongolian. The other languages that are becoming more popular in the country include English and Russian. The official dialect is called Khalkha. This is among the many different dialects that are being spoken in the land.

The most widely practiced religion in Mongolia is Tibetan Buddhism, which was the principal religion in the country before the rise of communism. The other religions that are being practiced in the country today include Islam, Shamanism, and Christianity.

The lifestyle of a typical Mongolian follows the ancient nomadic traditions. They move camp two to four times a year, in constant search of fresh pasture for their animals.

Mongolians traditionally have a high regard for horses. They permit their horses to roam almost completely free. Horsemanship is a skill learned by Mongolians from a very young age. One of their favorite beverages is made from fermented horse milk – an alcoholic drink called airag.

When it comes to politics, the framework that is being followed in the country is semi-presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system.

The electrical sockets in the country hold 220 to 240 volts AC. The plugs used are types C, E, and F.