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The Joys Leading Up To Reindeer Camp

Every summer, a group of PCVs from around Mongolia and a few Mongolian CPs from Huvsgul aimag take a trip up to the taiga in the far north of Huvsgul to visit and hold camps with the reindeer herders who live there. 1,061 more words

Holiday (Part 4)

Tsaagan Tsar finally arrived. We woke early (well 8am) and prepared the ger further before getting dressed in our deels (traditional dress).

The ladies did their makeup, the men shaved and we not so patiently waited for our first guests to arrive. 695 more words


Holiday (Part 2)

After an amazing but short sleep we awoke for the mornings tea and buuz before slowing milling about preparing for the day ahead. My new 6 year old friend, Ichdorj, would be our guide around the 1000 person strong Telmen. 390 more words


Mongol Thoughts Small Batch

If having a school vacation does just one thing, it turns my brain into mush. I could easily just not post this week, but I have been doing so well posting once a week that I would kick myself if I didn’t attempt to post something. 947 more words


Holiday (part 1)

I just had one of the best weeks of my life. A perfect holiday week.

My favourite thing about travel is learning about and being a part of other cultures which is what made last week one of the best of my life so far. 551 more words


Language Learning … and How it Still Kicks My #!@!%

So this past weekend we had a whirlwind Language IST. The first of its kind for post apparently. We were sent two amazing Mongolian Language teachers from UB , accompanied by our regional programmer and an official Peace Corps observer. 849 more words


Language IST and Second Site Visit

There had been rumors floating around for a while about a possible Language IST (like the regular IST I talked about a few posts back… 1,078 more words