A few things to catch up on.
I went to Darkhan over the weekend to hang out with Sunaree and got back on Monday. It was nice and quite and without the pollution of UB. Very relaxing. In terms of transportation, you can get there by car, (mini) bus or train. When you get cars to other towns in Mongolia, you go to a certain place (in UB it’s Teeverin Tovcho or the Dragon Center) and people shout out the places they’re going and you pick whoever you want to go with. Then you wait til the car fills with other random travellers and off you go.
On the way up I drank some vodka with a businessman, a woman and there was a teenage girl in the front who didn’t drink. On the way back, I was next to an old lady who had a turtle in a box, presumably to give to a grandson or someone. She sang to herself most of the way and the other passengers, both young guys, generally ignored us.
Today, my parents arrive on the train from Beijing, so I’ll be showing them around for the next few days til they leave on their trip. I’ll join them later, probably after Naadam Festival.
Goodies time! The following are a couple of new pencil drawings, which will be explained when you click on them and go to the flickr page. There’s also some old ones from the yak filming trip to Terelj, like me posing stupidly in front of Turtle Rock.
This music video is for Quiza’s new single, which samples an old Russian communist propoganda song with kids singing. We actually met him at the studio while he was recording this track. I’m linking to the video because I saw it on TV the other night and thought it was pretty cool. A Mongolian rap video done in South Park style animation. Enjoy!