Friday, April 27, 2007


I survived the trek across the Gobi again. I got to do some of the driving myself which made the trip seem much faster. Avoiding potholes and camels provides some mental stimulation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Human Misery

According to the Lonely Planet guide to Mongolia, in the mid 1990's up to 6000 children lived on the streets of Ulaan Baator. They survive the -30 degree winters by living in the city's sewers with their underground heating pipes. Malnutrition, syphilis, scabies and lice are endemic. The problem is better now, but still exists. I have had children as young as two or three begging me for money. Now when I see a grown, able-bodied person begging on the street in Canada, I find myself lacking sympathy.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

2007 field crew

Our crew for this year went out for Mongolian BBQ (no goat) tonight. Oyut, who is pregnant, decided that "the baby" needed a sundae...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

back in the Bayangol

Hey all, I made it back to Mongolia. The trip was long and uneventfull. I tried to update from Seoul, but the blogger screen came up in Korean and I couldn't get anything to work. Going to bed now...

Monday, April 16, 2007


Hey Everyone,

I am off to Vancouver today and then back to Mongolia on Wednesday. It's been nice to be home for the winter but it is time to go earn my keep again. I'll be back around June 7th.



Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bitter and disappointed...

It's April 3rd, and this is what we woke up to. It must be because I had the summer tires put on yesterday.