It snowed here a few days ago. It was a warm snow and has melted already. But the mountains that surround the city remain dusted with some snow and it looks nice. There have been dust storms the last few days. The windows were shaking one night. The wind seems to intensify suddenly, and then slow down as fast as it came. The air is super dry here. The Mongolians don't notice it at all, but most foreigners need tons of lotion to fight off the dryness. There are benefits to having dry air. Clothes dry so fast after being washed, for example.
One day we saw a bunch of people with their horses in the main city square who came in from the countryside to stand for some of their rights. Cool to see the horses. You can see some photos of them here. You can also see some of the friends we have seen as well as another church we visited this past Sunday, Living Word Christian Church, one of the biggest evangelical churches in the city. I have also included some random photos of city life here.
|.... all the dessert you could want at this shop.... :)|
|Our friend Munguu, Kathy and I went to the California Restaurant... good time!|
|Need your weight taken? Scale is guaranteed accurate... :)|
|Living Word Christian Church. Our friend Margadaa has her hand raised. Uunuu at the far left is playing acoustic guitar.|
|One of t he pastors, Sodoo, taking a moment to speak during the worship time.|
|Here is one of the strange open manholes we have to dodge in the city.|
|One of the booths in a large hardware market area in the city.|
|The beginning of a dust storm we got caught in after work one day. You can see the kids running for cover at the left.|
|Our friend Oogii came over for dinner one day after visiting us at MIU.. :)|
|Kathy ... happy that our boxes arrived!!|
|I love this photo of two girls crossing the university grounds one morning during some snow flurries.|
|Ice cream and coffee... some of the necessities of life... haha...|