Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Living a life

Mongolian countryside

Do not play your trumpet here

Gandan Monastery

Ger on the sidewalk

Rainbow in the countryside

Two American buddies in a record shop

Roberta Charpentier, director of the ACMS, Tenzin's assistant, Tenzin Palmo, myself

Friday, August 19, 2011

An auspicious week indeed!

This week I went to Jack Weatherford's apartment and listened to an impromptu performance of the traditional Mongolian long song. It was quite wonderful! It was especially awesome because I had read his book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and now had the chance to meet him.http://www.amazon.com/Genghis-Khan-Making-Modern-World/dp/0609809644/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313762874&sr=8-1

If this wasn't enough, while visiting the American Center for Mongolian Studies, I ran into Tenzin Palmo, subject of the novel Cave in the Snow, which I also read and thoroughly enjoyed.

What's makes all this even stranger is the fact that I read both their books, exactly one year apart from each other, in McLeod Ganj, India.

Let the great world spin!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mongolia Pictures

Buddha Park

Anti-death penalty monument

Picture of Ulaanbaatar from WW2 monument

Outside my window

Mongolian graffiti 

Texas sandwich