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”
So, when is the book coming out?
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?
Welcome Year of the Tiger!
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/
Time for a break…literally
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
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!
Adventures in healthcare
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
Winter is here
Snow in the park I’m going to do my best to write a post every weekend, even if it’s a short one, because I want to keep my writing habit going. It’s already the last weekend in November, and winter is definitely here. Thanks to human-induced climate change, we are having a much warmer winter … Continue reading Winter is here
Hotel quarantine sign It’s Saturday morning in our apartment in Ulaanbaatar, and I’m sitting on our new patio chairs in what I’ve dubbed our sunroom, the enclosed balcony off of my bedroom, which also doubles as a drying room for our laundry. It gets the morning sun (and sunrise is around 4:30 am these days) … Continue reading Quarantine
To enter Mongolia during the late stage of the pandemic, I had to be vaccinated. And since Emerson could not yet be vaccinated, we would have to quarantine for a week in a hotel, and then Emerson would have to stay home for a week after that. We also needed negative PCR tests within 72 … Continue reading Foreign contaminants
Back in Mongolia at last
We’re back! We’ve been back about two weeks, and I finally feel settled down enough to write about it. When charter flights to Mongolia started up again in the spring, and we started to feel like we could actually make it back into the country, we settled on May as the month to try. There … Continue reading Back in Mongolia at last