Current World Archaeology (CWA) is Britain’s most popular world archaeology magazine. Bridging the gap between amateur and professional archaeologists, the publication has 30 000 subscribers worldwide. Anna Faherty was commissioned by CWA to write a travel feature on Mongolia and its archaeology. Juxtaposing the bustle of Ulaan Baatur with the empty landscapes outside the capital, the article reports on archaeological work currently underway in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Dornogobi province. It is illustrated by a selection of Anna’s own photographs.