My oh my….
The Silkroad Foundation is another good source of links, maps, and articles pertaining to Inner Asian history.
If you’re in the States, you might want to sign up for their newsletter, as they sponsor several talks nationwide about the Silk Road and Eurasian history.
For more on one man’s experience with Buddhism in Mongolia read this blog: Dreaming of Danzan Ravjaa. The author, a Buddhist monk from America, gives a both highly amusing and highly informative account of his experiences there.