Space Camp

What is there to say about Space Camp except it was an experience. An all-consuming, stressful, incredible experience. Sometime last fall it was decided somehow or other (I might have begged), that I’d be the M27 to apprentice under my sitemate, Nik, and then take up the reins after he left. It doesn’t matter how … Continue reading Space Camp


First Year Superlatives

-I am totally stealing this idea from my friend Perrin. You can read her list of superlatives here.- Today marks the one year anniversary of my arrival in Mongolia. That's just crazy. So here are some moments that stand out for good or bad. Most Embarrassing: Forgetting half the words to Orchlong Hairlaarai at my … Continue reading First Year Superlatives

Space Camp

Many Mongolians have asked me if I have children. Biologically, the answer is no, but in lieu of reproduction I have made Space Camp my baby. It's been a little less stressful and a little less messy, but it still means the world to me and I hope you consider contributing to the cause. Space … Continue reading Space Camp

Baina uu?

'Baina uu?' or 'Are you there?' is how Mongolians answer the phone. As such it's the perfect title for this Hello parody that Amy and Hana, two volunteers from Uvs Aimag, created about life as a volunteer in Mongolia. Translation of lyrics: Baina uu (Are you there?/Hello?) Baina baina (I’m here) Ajil sain uu? (How’s … Continue reading Baina uu?