Blogging Hiatus Over
November 10, 2010 – 11:29 am | 5 Comments

Wow, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?
I had to press “pause” on this blog for a little while, because between my two jobs, I suddenly found myself working about 60 hours a week.  But, I did …

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Navigating by Mongolian GPS: The Ger Positioning System
August 25, 2010 – 10:22 am | 3 Comments
Navigating by Mongolian GPS: The Ger Positioning System

Mongolia is a country with very few paved roads, as well as very few official roads in general.  While this is not a problem for me due to the fact that I will be traveling …

Mongolian Cowboys
August 24, 2010 – 10:22 am | One Comment

Mongolian herding techniques are considerably different from those of the cowboys of North America.  Long sticks looped with rope are used instead of lassos, and once the livestock is separated from the herd, the herdsmen …

A Little About Mongolian Horses
August 24, 2010 – 9:01 am | 4 Comments
A Little About Mongolian Horses

When I decided to do this project on horseback, I decided that I should probably learn a bit about the horses that I will be dealing with in Mongolia. Though the exact origins of the …

Mongolia’s Stats
August 3, 2010 – 4:05 am | One Comment
Mongolia’s Stats

Seeing as how Mongolia is more often cited as a barren wasteland at the edge of reality that one threatens to send unruly children to than as a country with a long and storied history, …

Finding a Mongolian Tutor
August 3, 2010 – 12:15 am | 3 Comments
Finding a Mongolian Tutor

I am incredibly lucky that Arlington, VA has the second highest population of Mongolians in the country (after San Francisco), and they are primarily located in our general vicinity. There are so …