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.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Update from Mongolia.

So today we are returning to school for another grueling week. School has become sort of monotonous already but we like our Mongolian teacher, Monk, so that makes it a little better. We are all still a little exhuasted from our oh so exctiing weekend of finally going out and doing something after dark. Since Thursday night we have returned to Dave's Place twice and met lots more interesting people, such as the drunk rugby team, young aussies and the guy who golfed all the way across Mongolia this summer. It is really a place for creating contacts and I'm not joking, it really is. And just to add to the fun and excitement, we also went horse riding and sat on camel this weekend. I got the race horse so they would not let me have the reigns but besides that it worked out. It was nice to finally escape to the country side for a day and get away from the horrible pollution that surrounds UB. Sunday we all took it easy, did laundry and relaxed. I spent the day getting free meals from some guys who work for Ivanhoe mines, soon to be the largest gold producer in the world and Steve as well as shopping for silk with Amy. We finally prevailes in getting lots of good silk at very good prices. She left early this morning so it was good that we all got to hang out this weekend. It was really good having her here and I think we are all going to miss her. Anways, I better go to class now. Until next time.....Bayartai.