In their winter gear Getting our dogs to Mongolia during the pandemic was an intense process. And we went through it two and a half times, even though we only brought them once. It multiplied the stress of our move tremendously because of the paperwork and the uncertainty. A few people have asked me about … Continue reading Bringing our dogs to Mongolia
My shoulder on January 27 This is going to be a short update. I’m still not writing much because…well…I went to the hospital for a six-week follow up on my shoulder two weeks ago. I was feeling better and kind of excited that maybe it was almost healed, because the original doctor said six to … Continue reading “It’s not healing”
When I first started this blog, it had two purposes. One was just to keep a record of our time in Mongolia and share that with people who might be interested. More people have joined me in this than I ever thought was likely when I first started out, and it’s been rewarding. And a … Continue reading So, when is the book coming out?
This post from 2019 tells about how we celebrated Tsagaan Sar ("white moon"), the lunar new year, the last time we were in Mongolia. This year we are taking it easy because of the dog sledding accident I wrote about in my last post. Happy lunar new year, everyone! https://twovegetariansinmongolia.com/2019/02/13/our-tsagaan-sar-or-why-we-never-need-to-eat-food-again/
Dog sledding on the Tuul River Last weekend we had a dog sledding adventure on the Tuul River, about 90 minutes outside of Ulaanbaatar. It was wonderful, and I will write a post about it soon. But I will also be writing another post about adventures in health care, because... About an hour or so … Continue reading Time for a break…literally
Emerson's travels, 2008, 2009, 2010 I realized a long time ago that I don’t travel like a lot of people I know. When they list off their 14 European cities in 10 days itineraries, I have a panic attack. When they talk about how many sights they saw on a week-long trip to the US … Continue reading My neurodivergent travel patterns
I was reading an article about the international press coverage of Mongolia, and how the country has been exoticized in the international news. People outside of Mongolia who know a little about it will know about Chinggis Khan (as Genghis Khan is known in his own language), horses, and maybe eagle hunters. The Mongolian metal … Continue reading Exotic Mongolia!
Still smiling... The first year we lived in Mongolia, we were both very healthy and didn’t have to see a doctor the entire time. Before we left for Mongolia last spring, we had physicals, and I looked into the various medical options in Ulaanbaatar as well, so I felt pretty confident that we were both … Continue reading Adventures in healthcare
Traffic cop in action My commute every morning starts out with a 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop. I walk along a busy street, but there’s a nice wide sidewalk with irregularly spaced trees that I zigzag between. (On the other side of the street, the trees are mostly planted in a straight line, … Continue reading Mongolian traffic cops are trying to kill me
This was three years ago this week. The murder happened on December 6, but was only discovered on December 10, 2018. I learned about it on the morning of December 12, Mongolia time. This will always be a difficult week. I feel very bleak right now. I’m looking for the light. I will find it, but maybe not today.
This post is very raw, “as it happened” (as they say in the news business that I teach about). I’m not going to change it because it was my initial reaction.
The worst thing I can imagine happened to a friend of mine this week. I started writing this the morning I found out (Wednesday, December 12, at 4:30 am). Then I had to put it aside to finish up my semester here at MIU, but now I am picking it up again. So it’s a little rough and uneven, but honest. I have the mother’s permission to write this, but I decided not to use their names, for privacy. This is my personal reaction, nothing more, so please take it in that light. Please be aware that the post discusses the death of a child and mentions suicide.
And hug your loved ones if you can. Be close to them in your heart if they are far away. Let them know you love them. Because you never know what will happen.
I google his name, and this comes up:…
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