Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our New Apartment and Time With Friends

Kathy and I found an apartment on Saturday and moved in on Monday. Everything takes time but we finally made it! You can see photos here of the building... a light yellow and beige 10 story building over a grocery store called My Store. We are on the main street in Ulaanbaatar, which is great location-wise. We have already had friends visit us and expect many more times of the same. I have also posted a few of the inside of our place. We still are waiting for 8 boxes that we shipped by boat from California, which should arrive in a week or two. We will see... :) :) And you can also see some views from our windows. When the sky is gray the view can look a bit bleak, but when the sun is shining it is really nice to see. 

Remember that you can click on a photo to see a larger size and save it to your c drive if you want... :)

Here are some of the friends who we have met or who have visited our home. They have been so kind to us, and have also been happy that we have moved to Mongolia... :)

We also have had some time to do some shopping before our first day of work tomorrow at MIU. Here are some photos of the places we went to. There are all kinds of stores ranging from the high-end expensive places to the low-end stores and areas that are much cheaper but where we have to be more careful so that we don't get pick-pocketed or have stuff stolen that we are carrying. The best bargains are at what the Mongolians call the Black Market. It isn't called that because the stuff is illegally sold but I am not sure why... :) Anyway, take a look!


  1. Great pictures! It's nice to get a feel for where you and Mom are now. keep 'em coming :)

  2. It's called the black market because back in the bad ol' socialist days, prices there were unregulated.

  3. Thanks for your helpful info, Mongapore... :)

  4. WOW..................................
    The UBUniversity is my school.. :P
    Did you come our school? I have seen that girl, is wearing red shirt in UBU. And I know she sing the song very well...

    Your apartment is near to my home..

    Nice pictures wowowow wowow

  5. Love all the pics. I can start to form a mental picture of where you guys are and what's going on around you. It's fascinating and I love the updates!!! Miss you guys but so happy to see things going well!

  6. Wow..Nice pictures. @_@
    Your pictures is always so nice. :-)