Tuesday, June 15, 2010
its a ger life for me....
Wow, ger life is pretty awesome! It's sort of like living in a tent.....only with a stove and a bed! Here are some pics of my ger.... it's big and all mine! My hasha family lives in the ger next door, and our hasha (yard) is fenced in. Our hasha dog is tied up and barks a lot...dogs here are for protection, not as pets. One of our first days or orientation, we were taught to yell "CHO" loudly at dogs who may bark or run at us, and then throw rocks at them. Some people have trouble with the idea. Even though I consider myself an animal lover, I haven't had a problem throwing a few rocks and yelling at dogs!
My pics are not in order...however, you can see the hasha (yard fenced in), the glorious sky and some gers on the hills, boys riding a horse and some views of my ger!
It's cozy inside, though it has been getting a little cold..My fire starting and tending skills need lots of work and it's pretty hit and miss with me. I had a nice little fire going last night and it was good. We bathe in a tumpin, the pink tub near the sink....yes use your imagination, more like a sponge bath and rinse, but definetly doable!
Classes keep me quite busy and the language is tough, but I'm getting the hang of it!
I'll post more later, and perhaps about my hasha family! Mongolia is very cool! I am really happy to be here and am up for the challenges that await me.....
Posted by Joanne at 9:58 PM