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    Looks like my visa will be going though with no...

    Looks like my visa will be going though with no issues, so that is a positive. Today's task is to tour some local import markets to pick up the basic dry goods needed for Thai cooks as I won't be...
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    Borders will only open here once there is a...

    Borders will only open here once there is a vaccine: PM: Mongolia to open borders after COVID-19 vaccines launched - News.MN
    I guess I perhaps should have taken one of those evacuation flights.
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    Anyone fancy a day trip to Durham to see Dominic...

    Anyone fancy a day trip to Durham to see Dominic Cumming's mum?
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    Sticky: Starting a new regime of a 4 day split today- it...

    Starting a new regime of a 4 day split today- it helps to have a personal trainer as a friend do this for me as I am totally clueless


    Day One: Chest, Back, Biceps, Calves


    Exercise
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  5. Thread: Preferences

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    2 3 A

    2 3 A
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    No gravy needed on this
  7. Gyms opened here at the start of this month and...

    Gyms opened here at the start of this month and masks are only supposed to be word in theory, nobody really does in reality. It's been nice to get back in they gym for a proper workout and the social...
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    Inle Lake sometime in 2017. I am really hoping that 2021 will be the year of a effective vaccine or treatment for this [at][at][at][at] of a...
  9. Thread: Dinner

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    First Yorkie in some time...
    Then ended up at a bar for some cheese and nibbles, dinner was a backwards affair tonight ...
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    TEFL?
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    What is a little odd is the clean snap on the...

    What is a little odd is the clean snap on the beak, like someone decided it would look better if there was less beak. There is a shop selling blinged out ornamental dinosaurs in my local mall along...
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    This absolute gaudy Russian monstrosity left by...

    This absolute gaudy Russian monstrosity left by the landlady
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  14. I wonder how many of the people mocking her are...

    I wonder how many of the people mocking her are able to teach another language ?
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    I just finished up with online classes as of a...

    I just finished up with online classes as of a couple of hours ago and am now on holiday until September, as normal. It's been a mixed bag with these online lessons for sure, for a while here the...
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    Sticky: An interesting read: COVID Underdogs: Mongolia -...

    An interesting read: COVID Underdogs: Mongolia - Indi Samarajiva - Medium


    Mongolia has had the best COVID-19 response in the world. Not only do they have zero deaths, they have zero local...
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    I would not want to grow bored of oysters or...

    I would not want to grow bored of oysters or steaks. He could add lobster for variation. Here's a first world problem, thanks to COVID-19 I won't be able to eat any lobster this summer.
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    Sun is out so headed for the river- no beach this...

    Sun is out so headed for the river- no beach this year, but grateful for the lack of lock-down, strict social distancing etc...
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    had a paddle, it...
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    The airport is now a quarantine hospital, so I...

    The airport is now a quarantine hospital, so I won't being leaving Mongolia to 2021 by the looks of things. I have to say I think that all these repatriation flights will eventually be where...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCCxbZ4i1E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCCxbZ4i1E
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    Why did Lulu disappear?

    Why did Lulu disappear?
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    The pre covid plan was to spend a month traveling...

    The pre covid plan was to spend a month traveling around Mongolia then 2 months in Thailand/Myanmar/Laos.
    Updated plan is shorter in country trips as they occasionally close all the roads in and...
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    It was great! So once a year a local bistro, La...

    It was great! So once a year a local bistro, La Rosa does a Mexican day. Luckily for us in UB they will be opening a permanent Mexican restaurant in June and it is in my neighborhood.
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    Supposedly we will be back in the classroom in...

    Supposedly we will be back in the classroom in September, but if there is a second wave I suspect we will be back to the situation we have now. Hopefully better treatment and understanding of...
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    It really depends where you are- in central UB...

    It really depends where you are- in central UB they are a must but anywhere else is up to you.
    Signed another contract, so I'm here for 2 more years.
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    Mostly this...

    Mostly this
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    A busy admin heavy day left me in no mood to...

    A busy admin heavy day left me in no mood to cook. Dropped into a local bistro for a quick Hanger Steak
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    This is good to know, plenty of frozen fish here...

    This is good to know, plenty of frozen fish here but no good fish and chips, guess I will make my own!
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    I'd take good Thai food over western food...

    I'd take good Thai food over western food any-day, different strokes for different folks. I like the pics, there is no good Thai food in Mongolia so it is nice to see some!
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    Not a great deal going on here, did get a nice...

    Not a great deal going on here, did get a nice sunset last night but my camera does not really do it justice.
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    Have made some summer travel...
  33. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Mongolian vodka hangovers are vile.

    Mongolian vodka hangovers are vile.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEfcawx6Fc...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEfcawx6Fc
    Another Mandalay expat gone, jeeze
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    ^ Now that looks like it would hit the spot, good...

    ^ Now that looks like it would hit the spot, good stuff!
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    This gin was a pleasant discovery
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    No McDelivery here, but the local option is...

    No McDelivery here, but the local option is better
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    Die Hard is not a Christmas Movie Most (but not...

    Die Hard is not a Christmas Movie
    Most (but not all) James Bond movies are over-hyped
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    Lighter fluid is a far superior drink to meths,...

    Lighter fluid is a far superior drink to meths, unless you've got anti-freeze.

    The Sound of Music is overrated.
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    When it's over.

    When it's over.
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    Next winter here could be pretty grim if that is...

    Next winter here could be pretty grim if that is true.
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    I hope it gets back to normal, while I understand...

    I hope it gets back to normal, while I understand it is necessary and I will certainly comply, I HATE social distancing. The new normal is not sustainble in any sense and it is vital a vaccine or...
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    Steak night, but by order of the PM all meat must...

    Steak night, but by order of the PM all meat must be well done.
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    A slight compromise was reached:...
  45. They say the journey is just as important as the...

    They say the journey is just as important as the destination, and I guess it was my parents that gave me a love of overland travel. Lot of very fond memories of ferries (P&O from Hull!) and long...
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    Good memories from the town where this is made, but apparently now a bit of a tourist trap .
    Also somewhat amused that my tiny corner-shop here...
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    Pineapple on pizza is just fine

    Pineapple on pizza is just fine
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    It's okay not to learn anything new or be...

    It's okay not to learn anything new or be productive during these times. Wanna just kick back and chill? That's fine.

    [context: a well meaning colleague keeps sending me well intentioned but...
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