Mongolian “Old McDonald”

Look at the farm and the animals in it.  Not the same as the American farm, is it?  Lots of dogs! 

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October 23, 2013 · 3:52 am

a Korean luncheon

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Here are some of the directors from NUM taking us to lunch at an amazing Korean restaurant across the street from Building 2 of National University of Mongolia ….the spread was vast and varied — but it was hard to know what to combine, and whether to use chopsticks, forks and knives, or spoons to move items from the serving dish to the plate. It was all delicious, as you can well imagine!

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how nomads move these days

nomads moving their ger

I’m back in the States now and winding down the blog, but I wanted to make sure I posted a few great photos first!

This is how nomads move these days – Mongolian nomads actually only move a couple of times a year, basically following the seasons, so they take their whole kittenkiboodle with them. You see the ger top and the chimney in the back of the truck? And underneath them are all the possessions that will go in the ger. Not sure about how the livestock are moved.

I already feel like I have visited another planet and have trouble describing what I saw and did – unless you visit the blog – it really helps tell the story!

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panoramic view of UB from war monument

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Last night in UB/Mongolia, taken by a wonderful friend to the Zaisen Memorial to WWII Russian dead, a most impressive monument with the best view of the city. The photo doesn’t show it – it was too dark. There are about 500 steps to the memorial and it was freeeezing cold, but it was worth the climb!

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ger sentry

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This wooden sentry station attaches nicely to the ger that the orphanage security guard lives in…she comes out and opens and closes the entrance gate.

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yes, it’s Chicago Nail Party! whoo hoo

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This little shop is right around the corner from where we stayed for the past two weeks. Can you read the sign?

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“selfie” at last lecture

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self explanatory!

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