Who: Miles Light
When: June, August, and September
Where: Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
Summertime in Ulaanbaatar has a different feel than
anywhere I've been before. After the long, harsh winter, Mongolians
just don't seem comfortable dealing with the warm temperatures.
Located in the far north, UB nights wait 'till 11:00pm to fall.
The typical scene: horses, cows, goats, and sheep grazing the across
the countryside. This photo was taken in the Terelj national
park. The park is popular among Mongols because it is only 70KM from
Ulaanbaatar. I was able to ride my bike there in June, during this
The "Hotel Mongolia", where we held one of the Tax-Working Group
meetings together with members of the Mongolian Parliment (called the
Great Khural). About 25 parliment members showed up, and the
debate was lively. More details are in the EPRC monthly newsletter,
available here: (insert link). This meeting was held on October 8th:
It was at this point, that I decided to purchase an apartment in
Ulaanbaatar. Here are some photos of the apartment's main room (living
and dining room), as well as the kitchen area and the two bathrooms.
I'll try to post pictures of the master, guest, and office rooms, as
well as the building itself. The photos of the view are before
the new building was constructed directly across from me(!!)
A view of the Kitchen and entrance, with the Living-Room couches in
The same picture, just with different exposure:
Here's a view out the
This is just some Random (tired) Mongolian that was sitting across
from me at the State Department Store -- shop 'till you drop!