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Rain, Rain Go Away

28 June 2011 One Comment

Mongolia is not a country where foreigners should expect to get things done in a hurry. I was suppose to have my motorcycle last night, but that was changed to this morning and then to “later this evening.” Setting up lodging is an equally cumbersome activity, wrought with promises that are rarely fulfilled. Then of course there is just the general communication breakdown that exists between speakers of a tonal language like Mongolian and a romance language like English. But my biggest problem right now is Chinggis Khan’s Eternal Blue Sky which is once-again threatening rain which would again shorten my stay at Usukhbayar’s wrestling camp. This is a problem for a man looking to wrestle.

Part of traveling here is learning to deal with some failures, so I’ve found some positivity through all this frustration; I’ve been able to catch up on photo and video editing and sprucing up some new posts. Should the weather clear I will have even more original content ready to add Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including a short audio file (Considering my chances of making it to the camp I really don’t want to make that promise). I will also be able to upload the first photos of the Mongolians training, and possibly a video of me being tossed about like a lawn chair in a hurricane. Laughter will ensue.

The next post should be up within the next 24 hours.



One Comment »

  • John said:

    Hey Tim, love the blog. We met briefly at the Mobicom counter in the State Dept. Store. This looks like an awesome trip for you. Shoot me an email when you’re back in UB for a beer!

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