We are back in the US for about seven weeks this summer. We’re starting out in San Diego, California, which is where I lived for about 20 years before moving to Mongolia. Emerson was born there, and until we moved to Mongolia it was their only home (for new-ish readers, Emerson is my agender teen … Continue reading Back in the USA for a bit
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