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final post

My going-away present

My time in Mongolia has been phenomenal, and I am immensely lucky to have had this experience.   I came here with an expectation of arriving at the end of the world, and was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot about this place that is alien and new, but I think there is also a lot that is familiar and comforting.

Anyway, Mongolians are so friendly and welcoming that the culture shock was almost non-existent.  The expat community here is also amazing, another pleasant surprise.  I think it helps that most people come here with a purpose, and that determination lends itself to some great personalities.   There are no beach bums in Mongolia. 🙂

I’m really going to miss this place a lot.  I suppose there is always the chance to return, but the mix of people will be different, and I’m sure, Mongolia will be totally different.  Even in then year I was here, UB changed immensely.  I can only imagine what it will look like in 5 years.

In the meantime, I wish everyone the best here!  Thanks for all the fabulous memories.

I’m traveling for the next few months, and all travel posts will be on my other blog: Paradigm Shifted. In addition, this blog will no longer be updated.  Also check out my other blog, Cereal and Milk.

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