Sunday, September 16, 2012
A Mongolian Month
Today marks a full month (rather than just 4 weeks) that I've been in Mongolia. I'm still alive...although I came down with my first cold on Friday, which led me to go on a coke bender over the weekend (I was down to about one bottle a day til then). What's it like here? A little lonely, honestly - I make friends slowly (as you, my six loyal readers, know from experience), and I often feel kind of isolated. My classroom, while actually INSIDE the main building, is kind of in no-man's land, and most of the time when anyone comes to my room it's to take construction paper, rather than to see me. But I don't want to bitch - I generally like the people I work with and I REALLY like the students, I don't have to be to work til 8:15, I will have some disposable income (when we finally get paid in nine days), Mongolia is a gorgeous country, and hey - I finally made it to the Khan Uul ward, even if the meetinghouse locator was wrong on a second count (that of the time they meet).