Springtime in Mongolia and the miasma theory of disease

It finally really seems like spring here in Ulaabaatar. After a crazy dust/mud/windstorm last Sunday that brought some real rain in its wake, we started to notice tiny new leaves on a couple of trees on our walk through the neighborhood. The evergreens are green again, after a winter of being encrusted in black soot … Continue reading Springtime in Mongolia and the miasma theory of disease

What living in life-threatening air pollution feels like

Sun through the pollution I’ve been wanting to write about what the air pollution here in Ulaanbaatar feels like for a while now. My experience of it has been sheltered compared to most people who live in the city. But it does affect me, and it affects how I live here, so it has made … Continue reading What living in life-threatening air pollution feels like

Air pollution: It’s not just about you or me

Wearing our pollution masks to go to the store I tend post a lot about air pollution on my personal Facebook page since I moved to Ulaanbaatar, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world during the winter. Someone brought to my attention that my air pollution posts seem like “whining.” I … Continue reading Air pollution: It’s not just about you or me