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Choibalsan City

On our trip to Mongolia’s eastern aimags we stayed in the town of Choibalsan (in Dornod aimag).  The town has some amazing …

Most Amazing Statue

This statue is in a war or army memorial in Choibalsan, Dornod, and it is just amazing.  More pictures from Choibolsan to …

3 Million People

Mongolia’s 3 millionth citizen was born this week!  This is big news — the Mongolian media has been anticipating this 3 millionth …

Weddings on the Square

I love Mongolia’s central square (Chinggis Square, formerly Sukhbaatar Square, which is what I still think of it as) because there’s usually …

Happy International Women’s Day

We are back in Mongolia after our big vacation, and clearly I’ve been a little distracted and haven’t posted anything. Also, I …

New Year’s Eve Party

As I’ve mentioned, New Year’s Eve is a big deal here, and there was a party thrown by the embassy’s Mongolian employee …

Mother Tree | Eej Mod

Another stop on our trip to see Amarbayasgalant was a short stop at Eej Mod (aka Mother Tree), not too far south …