Asia

Travels in Asia

Korea Experiences

Korea's been an interesting place, and it's not just because there is no smell of mutton, and the pepperoni on the pizza is amazing! Of course I can't really say that I've "seen" or "done" Korea. I've really ... Read More...

Last days

Well, the last few days in Mongolia were amazing. Monday and Tuesday I spent exploring the museums I'd never gotten a chance to visit. Mongolia won again when I was at the National history museum. Gin was giv... Read More...

Done with work

So now I've finished my official project in Mongolia. That means I'm outta here in 5 days...it's going to go by quickly. There are a ton of things I have to do between now and then, including sightseeing in a... Read More...

Backpacking with Bankers

This past weekend I went out with my co-workers on a 5 day countryside trip. Most of Golomt bank shuts down for long weekend and the whole company goes out on a team building exercise. The staff was divided i... Read More...

Naadam!

 From July 11th thru 13th the city of UB shuts down for the annual celebration of the "Three manly sports". These include Archery, Horse racing, and wrestling. We went out to see a little bit of all of... Read More...

Yak dung!

Brrr! Our last night camping was also the coldest one we've experienced so far. Every night we've been able to stay in either a ger campground, or in our tents near a river. We've always had plenty of firewoo... Read More...

Erdene Zuu Monastery

 One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the Erdene Zuu monastery located on the site of Chingis Khan's capital city of Karakorum. The city was founded in 1220 by Chingis, and completed by his... Read More...

Rural cities

Besides seeing lots of countryside, we also stopped in quite a few cities for supplies along the way. All the towns we stopped in seemed to be one of two types. Larger towns were very Soviet looking; a few ap... Read More...

Staying with the locals

Our driver Oogi knew a family near an extinct volcano at the edge of a beautiful lake. He asked if we wanted to go visit them, and of course we jumped at the chance! We had no idea what to expect, but it turn... Read More...

Canada Day!

So July 1st is Canada day...I never would have thought about it. Sarah, our trip's resident Canadian, wouldn't let us forget and treated us to pancakes for dinner. Why pancakes? I have no idea, but I just fig... Read More...