Nice afternoon in Gorkhi-Terelj

Nice afternoon in Gorkhi-Terelj
After some project work this morning (consultants have a hard life, we work on all days of the week...) David and I were collected by our colleague Bayarmaa, and we…

Afrikaans in Ulaanbaatar!

Afrikaans in Ulaanbaatar!
I've just come back from a very nice dinner at "The Square", a very pleasant bar/restaurant in the Central Tower, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  I had a table overlooking the Sukhbaatar Square,…

Hashing in Ulaanbaatar

Hashing in Ulaanbaatar
After a full day in the Mongolian Ministry of Mining office, I had the opportunity to participate in a hash on the foothills and ridges below the Bogd Khan Mountain,…

The next stint in Ulaanbaatar

The next stint in Ulaanbaatar
It's early Sunday evening, 9th June and I've been in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, again for a few days.  After quite a cool day, the sun has come out from behind the…

Walking and consuming in Addis Ababa

Walking and consuming in Addis Ababa
I'm currently in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to participate in a project to carry out a Strategic Assessment of the Mining Sector in this country.  Commissioned by the…

End of a first week in Mongolia

End of a first week in Mongolia
My first stint of just over a week in Mongolia is coming to an end when I return home tomorrow morning.  While I fly home via Beijing towards Amsterdam and…

A provincial visit in Mongolia

A provincial visit in Mongolia
This afternoon we drove out of Ulaanbaatar, to meet with officials in Zuunmod, the capital of the the central Tuv Province of Mongolia.  The reason for the visit was to…

Touristic day out of Ulaanbaatar

Touristic day out of Ulaanbaatar
This last weekend it was nice to catch a ride with a colleague and some new friends, out of Ulaanbaatar, the busy capital of Mongolia, and into the countryside nearby.…