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Ulaanbaatar

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 …

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 …

Winter in the City

It hasn’t been unbearably cold yet, but winter is here, and so is the pollution. Outside of our home you can smell …

Black Market | Naran Tuul

Ulaanbaatar has a giant market called the Black Market in English / Naran Tuul in Mongolian. Naran Tuul refers to the river …

Fall Hiking

This weekend I went hiking with some of Tom’s coworkers on Bogd Uul, the mountain to the south of the city. The …

Hiking and Altitude

Since we got here and saw the mountains just south of the city, I have been dying to get out to the …