Archive for January, 2009


So to equip me on this adventure, I have purchased the following:

A Dell XPS 1330.  13″ of supercharged fun.

Garmin GPSMap 60CSX.  Mapping GPS extraordinaire.

The North Face boots.  Rumored to be cute and warm.

Now I just need a warm coat.


what to wear?

I am currently mulling over my luggage.  The last time I studied abroad, I took way too much stuff.   I didn’t wear most of it, and I ended up leaving a lot behind.   So this time, I want to be sure that I don’t overpack.

But the weather poses a problem – extreme cold means lots of layers.   Topmost layers would even be ok for balmy summers.  But I’m stuck on “work” clothes.   If you look at my current wardrobe, I have a LOT of work clothes.  I obviously can’t take them all.  So what do I take?

Also, I can’t decide if I want to buy a coat here, or wait until I arrive.   Decisions!

counting down

I leave in less than 45 days for Mongolia.  Nervous, excited, but mostly anxious about what I am going to do with all my stuff.  Stay tuned!