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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    He appears to have been "quite the bowl tosser" in his youth.
    ...ftfy...

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    Some pics of Erdenet and the surrounding areas- decided not to go further north due to a severe fire over the Russian border, hence some of the pics look rather smokey. Mulling a trek into the Gobi instead. Erdenet is a soviet town built around mining.



    As I said, it was built rather obviously by the Soviets
    There's a large Buddha a short stroll from town
    And a monument to workers...I think


    The hike up the small hill is worth it for a view

    Some effort is being made to prettyfy the town, but it's a tough task!



    Not a pretty town, but it has a chilled out vibe and the people are very friendly towards visitors.
    Accommodation is a nod towards Russian and the gaudy

    but for 20USD a night I'm not that bothered

    Day 2 was a trip up into the hills- a 15 min drive from the town

    Lots of critters

    and goats in trees




    The main road back to UB got washed away a few weeks ago, so we took the scenic route!


    took 10 hours, should have taken around 5 on the regular road. Good trip though, glad I have at least another year here.

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    Decided to try out my Mongolian in the barber shop, this was a mistake, I now have a buzzcut, given that I have a pretty large nose and was going bald anyway, I look sodding ridiculous.

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    That happened to me in Taiwan. I walked in, sat down, picked up a lock of my hair, and whilst miming cutting motions, said "ee dien dien", meaning "just a little bit". And that's what they left me with.

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    a hungover walk to fancy Zaisan District where the rich folk live

    and in a few months it will be frozen solid







    The park in a memorial to this chap: https://www.thetome.org/a-korean-in-mongolia.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Decided to try out my Mongolian in the barber shop, this was a mistake, I now have a buzzcut, given that I have a pretty large nose and was going bald anyway, I look sodding ridiculous.
    is that you out of the dating scene for a few weeks. Went through a time in my teens when 3 times in a year i fell asleep at a party and got 1/2 my head shaved. After the second time i was on alert but it made no difference, a load of afghan black chilums and getting spiked with benylin in some cocktail type thing knocked me out and same result.

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    Just another day in UB-took a covert snap of this loon

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    A bit earlier to think about, but not had that much to do. Come November I need to let them know if I want to stay another 2 years. Pollution aside (and I suppose it is a big deal, really.) I can't think of a reason not to sign again.

    I really should look into the long term damage such high pollution can cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    A bit earlier to think about, but not had that much to do. Come November I need to let them know if I want to stay another 2 years. Pollution aside (and I suppose it is a big deal, really.) I can't think of a reason not to sign again. I really should look into the long term damage such high pollution can cause.
    Do your pros and cons list - i suspect you've still got loads to see and travel opps from UB around the region are good. Regards the pollution, you are probably taking steps to minimise it and contextually you are probably getting the same as some couped up in a car in traffic in a city crawling to work.

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    Went with a local friend to pick up his new ride,might be just a wee bit jealous.

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    Back at work, new teachers are actually totally normal . Shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Back at work, new teachers are actually totally normal . Shocked.
    You were there a year ago, imagine what they think of you now you've been influenced by Mongolism for a year.

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    Signed up to do the PGCEi this year, I get the feeling it's going to be a busy year, which is better than a boring year. That's the optimistic version!

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