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, June 14, 2005

Don't Panic!--Everything is OK

There is absolutely nothing wrong right now.

I thought I'd take a moment to comment on well things are going: we all survived a weekend trip to Khar Khorin (or Kharhorin or Harhorrin or Harrisburg), we endured the departure of the last adult that accompanied us: Steve Saunders, we just planned a less grueling weekend excursion that should include horseback riding, and none of us have been mugged!! (Yet!!) Things are quite well in UB and I have to say that for the first time in about a month I'm not feeling high-strung from city to city travelling or meetings with people so much more important than me that I have to wear a tie to say hello to them. However, this annunciation of normalcy is merely grateful recognition of the calm before the storm. Next week, the monotony of classes end and my internship with Mongolian Mega-firm, MCS International begins (Thank you Steve). That's right, I'll be back in the tie doing some engineering work with other guys in ties. Until the adrenaline pumping excitement of electrial engineering work kicks in and we begin to go our separate ways, I thought it important to note that one full month into this trip and we are all still hanging quite strong. Thanks to all for reading the blog and here's to another month of exotic adventures and really tasty food.

Best.