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.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Sain Bainuu From Outerspace!!!!

Really, our microdistrict is Cancar, mongolian for outerspace. I think it's quite appropriet for many of our incounters here :)
Today is thursday and we are getting ready for the evening's quiz night at the rugby bar where we should do much better if a certain Edeke doesnt yell out the answers. This weekend we are heading to Khar Khorum, the site of the origional capitol of Mongolia, currently ruins and alot of sand. An archeology professor is joining us for both an educational and dusty journy. It will take half a day to drive there so this will also be our first camping trip.
In other buisness, I'm teaching banking English at the Trade and Development bank of Mongolia. We all, and I mean ALL , are learning about grammar in the class so watch for improvement in my posts as I discontinue splitting infinatives and apporpraitly use the present perfect. I still cant spell, and these poor bankers wont be able to either by the time I'm done with them.

Our Mongolian langauge classes are going well and I can now ask for garlic with my eyes closed. My life's nearly complete...