Six students from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College trek across Mongolia in search of illumination, perspective, and the perfect cup of Yak-milk tea.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


    The International Federation of Blog Post Titles would like to apologize for the above title. The parties responsible have been apprehended and are currently listening to Chinese opera until the IFBPT deems fit to release them.
    That's it, folks. In a few hours, we're loading up our bags and heading to Mother Russia. I must say, it is odd to be leaving China. I imagine this is the point in this post where I should say something like, "I feel like I was just getting the hang of China." To be honest, I don't think I could get the hang of China even if I had five years, a wad of cash, and The Idiot's Guide To Getting The Hang of China. I'll dispense with Hallmark card words of enrichment and horizon-expandingnation (Yeah, I know. It's on purpose; don't post a comment on that. That goes double for you UHC dorks), but I feel that seeing what's happening on the ground in China as far as economic reform and changing popular dynamics adds a level of understanding wholly unreachable by simply reading about it.
    For those interested parties who find themselves with a surplus of time, paper, pens, envelopes, and stamps...we have a recieving address for letters while we're in Mongolia.

Your favorite Team GQKMSC Member's name (hint: Akshar)
American Center for Mongolian Studies
Central Post Office
P.O. Box 695
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

   We'd love to hear from you! We've got a plane to catch to Moscow, so until we meet again, keep on reading.