Who else but Lydia Laube would climb the Great Wall of China waving a pink parasol while riding a donkey? In Slow Boat to Mongolia Lydia tells of her travels by ship, train and bone-shaking bus through Indonesia and China on her way to fabled Outer Mongolia. Lydia learns to use chopsticks with aplomb and ploughs her way through crowds to visit places few westerners have ever seen. She reaches Outer Mongolia, where she stays in a ger in the snow and rides a horse through waist-high silvery grass. The intrepid author of Behind the Veil and The Long Way Home returns with her most adventurous tale yet.