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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

a day off, just cause kids are cute!!!

Happy children's day!!

Were out of school only one day after classes started for International Children's Day. The middle of town is decorated like a 1950's theme park and there are little girls running around with huge pink ballons. It's really cute and a good day to relax after our trans-asia jet lag tour. We've setteled into boys and girls appartments which are both very nice (though the boys do have a washing machine and we dont. )
Our first langauge class was yesterday and a bit more intense than I had expected. The teacher is very compitent but three hours with out english is a bit of a shock. After three weeks of this we should be able to order enough many meat pancakes and mare's milk to feed the city for a year. The rest of our classes begin tomorrow with a lecture on Mongolian history and archeology. This afternoon we have a meeting with a woman from the Soros foundation. I'm not quite sure what that intales but hopefully it'll involve a free lunch...