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The Train to UB

October 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Well life has been a bit frantic since we arrived back from Mongolia, but I know I owe the blog a few entries.  After all, there are stories to tell. I’ve already told you about China (hot and humid, lots of Chinese food, and endless groups of people either taking or trying to take our [...]

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Went to the country, ate a lot of mutton

August 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments

So earlier this week, we were scheduled to go visit some projects run by an NGO called FARM.  We were to be guests of the Executive Director, a Mongolian Brad has met earlier, and all five of us were going. His vehicle couldn’t fit us all, so he arranged a mini-van.  I agreed to pay [...]

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Jackie Chan in Ulaanbaatar

July 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

There will be travelogues of our time in China and our train trip to Mongolia soon, but those take a lot of work and a bunch of photo optimization. So for the time being, you’ll have to be satisfied with the news that we went to Karate Kid 2 today at the Urgoo Cinema.  English [...]

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Countdown to Mongolia

July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We are T minus 8 days to departure for Mongolia.  I think there’s not much left to do but pack and leave, except for all the other things that need doing.  And the trouble with having someone housesit for you is that you have to leave the place clean when you leave.  That’s way more [...]

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Mongolia update

June 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

We are now about a month away from departure for Mongolia.  Things are coming together nicely.  We have plane tickets, train tickets, Mongolian visas, and we’ve looked at Ulaan Baatar on GoogleEarth.  That should about do it, besides the extra large bottle of Imodium we need to pick up. Actually, we still need visas for our 5 [...]

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Mongolia – Summer 2010

May 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As many of you know, our family makes a point of going overseas each year to volunteer in a developing country.  You can read more about our 2008 and 2009 trips to Niger here, but this summer we are going to Mongolia. In Mongolia, we’ll work with a microfinance NGO that provides small business loans [...]

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