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Over Before It Starts

Bayan Ulgii is Mongolia's western-most province, set in the Altai mountains where Mongolia, China, and Russia converge. It is also the only province where Mongolians are not the majority: About 90 percent of the population is ethnically Kazakh. The Islamic Kazakh community has a higher birthrate than their Mongolian ... read more

Andrew Cullen

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I'll miss you, winter- but no one else will

  The days are short, the nights long. The river freezes and the land turns monochrome, rust brown and gray on the steppes and frozen blues in the mountains. The view from our apartment is an expressionist palette of muted colors and uncertain shapes through the quarter inch of ice frozen ... read more

Andrew Cullen

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I've Never Been More Afraid of Pigs

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Lindsay Myron

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I Was There, but Don't Ask Me What It Looked Like

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Lindsay Myron

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And Paula Would Say: Keep Practicing

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Lindsay Myron

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The Mother Tree, Coconut Cookies and Not Santa Claus

My last day roaming Selenge province went a little like this: Duul, Boloroo and I were navigating the snow covered roads in search for Tumenjargal’s home, a farmer just outside of Shaamar.  Scratching the frost crystals from the inside of our car window all I could see was blinding ... read more

Lindsay Myron

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Swine Flu Changes Everything

November marks my last month with SIT in Mongolia and this month is devoted almost entirely to conducting free-roaming research on a topic of choice.  I was planning on traveling north to speak with vegetable farmers in Selenge province for a week.  I had hired my translator, mapped out my ... read more

Lindsay Myron

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Knitting Factory - Ulaanbaatar

Across the steppes of Mongolia graze the bearers of one of the cuddliest fibers known to man: cashmere.  As Mongolia is the second largest producer of cashmere, second to China, the UB streets are stocked with the softest scarves, sweaters, shawls and socks.  I recently took a tour of the ... read more

Lindsay Myron

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A Day at the Horse Branding

Five hundred meters from my ger in Khentii aimag lived Tsogzolmaa, a five-foot stalky Mongolian woman sans a few teeth.  She had invited me in for milk tea and baaw (or sweet biscuits) and I happily obliged.  I sat down on her elaborately decorated bed situated next to a five-foot ... read more

Lindsay Myron

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Knives are for Cutting, Meat is for Eating

You can find some talented omnivores in the Mongolian countryside.  The meat from a goat can feed a family for a week or two and all parts are made into some pretty delicious meals.  One meal that I’m particularly fond of is the boiled bones.  For this dish, boiled ... read more

Lindsay Myron

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Building a Home Before Sunset

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Lindsay Myron

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Nomads Give New Meaning to the Cuckoo Clock

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Lindsay Myron

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Fermented Mare's Milk? Top Seven Things I Just Can't Get Used To

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Lindsay Myron

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Boots with the Fur at the Mongol Rummage Sale

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Lindsay Myron

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Playing Footsie, Killing the Clutch and Home in Time for Buudz?

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Lindsay Myron

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Greetings From Mongolia

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Mark Ayling

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