Dear Poggle, it is better to have vertigo than no vertigo (think 'pun.') But seriously, I may have to go to Mongolia to flesh the scenes out. Google is all very well but . . . My uncle wrote Rose of Tibet using only an old ordinance survey map . . . and Googlemaps is so good (as one can actually get down onto the road surfaces and look around) but unfortunately one only sees Mongolia from the satellite. I need to know what peasant farmers eat for breakfast on the Steppes. Lots of stuff like that.
Am thinking to go next summer. Anyone want to join me??