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Marion MacQueen
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Getting back to google plus after a long time away. Need to check if google plus is now supported in Mongolia.

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Tsagaan Sar Celebrations with ISU
https://theta360.com/m/2jwKzFPhgOBQVDUnv8wEd6OB6 Click the link first and see a cool 360 degrees clip of us dancing the Fire Dance. I wasn't particularly looking forward to our staff Tsagaan Sar (White Moon) celebration this year. It was to be held outside ...

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I went to the soup kitchen as a supervisor for a Year 10 personal project with the Doels, Enerzaya and Boynaa. There was no point in standing around and watching - sleeves were rolled up.

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Autumn in Arkhangai Aimag
I decided not to leave Mongolia for the Autumn break, This was a bit of a dicey choice because the weather could be unkind by mid-October. And the lure of the warmth of South-East Asia is so near. Bold is the maths teacher at school and he grew up in the co...

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Silk Road - Part 2
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The Silk Road Tour
                  The Silk Road is not a one track that goes from east to west, or west to east. It's a series of short roads a bit like how you might run a baton relay. All sorts of goods were traded along the route at caravanserai certain distances apart....

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A trip along the old Silk Road is truly amazing. This photo shows the tile work from the Shah-i-Zinda in Samarqand, Uzbekistan. Most of the tiles have been replaced from the originals yet done using the same age-old method.
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Kapadokya
I spent my March break from ISU in Ankara and Cappadocia - my heaven on Earth. It's a long flight for a short holiday, especially having to stopover in Bishkek. Having the Doels and Geoff to hangout with made it a much better trip.

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Camping in Gers in Terelj
The clouds still hung low over the hills, but the rain had departed. The rain brings green to the hills very quickly. Denze works in the school Library, and she kindly offered to come on camp when were short two Mongolian teachers. Their main job is to spea...

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Snowing in UB
It takes mild weather for us to get a decent snowfall. We've woken up to a lovely fresh fall of fluffy sticky snow, just right for the kids to play in. I took a relaxing afternoon walk around my apartment complex to see what was happening. Kids were playing...
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