Tag Archive: Ulaanbaatar

iPhone Photography (HDR): A Coming Rain

Alone in the middle of Sukhbaatar Square watching dark clouds and a rainbow emerge from the distant buildings, I remembered my very first visit to a nomadic herder’s camp way back in 2004. … Continue reading

iPhone Photography (HDR): Sukhbaatar Square 3

Damdinii Sükhbaatar (Mongolian: Дамдины Сүхбаатар; February 2, 1893 – February 20, 1923) was a founding member of the Mongolian People’s Party and leader of the Mongolian partisan army that liberated Khüree during the Outer… Continue reading

iPhone Photograpy (HDR): Sukhbaatar Square – Growth

Double-digit economic growth propelled by a minerals boom, rapidly changed Ulaanbaatar’s skyline in recent years.  While certain policy issues temporarily stalled the increase in state revenues,  sustained growth is still expected in this… Continue reading

iPhone Photography (HDR): Sukhbaatar Square 2 – Government House

Like Mount Olympus, the Government House that dominates the view in Sukhbaatar Square is where the political elites of the country can be found and where the fate of the country is decided… Continue reading

iPhone Photography (HDR): Sukhbaatar Square 1

June 2014:  Well, there I was again, back in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.   Before coming over, I had high hopes that I would be able to visit the Mongolian countryside.  In fact, I had some… Continue reading

Sidewalk Couple

Back in Ulaanbaatar, I often pass through this busy sidewalk between my office and some of the important places in the city.  Every time I pass by, I notice this couple selling some… Continue reading

Fish Vendor

On our way back to Ulaanbaatar after 3 days in Bulgan Province, we passed by Selenge, one of the few regions in Mongolia where fish is abundant because of the Selenge River.  Having… Continue reading

Back in Ulaanbaatar!

September 2012.  The last time I visited Mongolia was in Autumn of 2009.  Back then, the Mongolian economy has been enjoying rapid growth mainly spurred by a boom in mining but was facing… Continue reading

Hotel Mongolia 1

Yes, it’s the hotel’s name and, no, I did not get to stay here. It was just one of those hell of a week at work in Ulaanbaatar and I wanted to get… Continue reading

A Glimpse of Ulaanbaatar

Although vast portions of its land area are occupied by the steppes, the Gobi Desert, and mountainous forests; Mongolia‘s landscape is not totally rural.  This exotic land is dotted everywhere by small towns… Continue reading

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