The first thing we noticed on arriving in Ulaanbaatar was the smell of smoke. Ulaanbaatar is the capitol city. There is a lot of air polution and smoke from the coal burned in the gers (traditional homes someimes called "yurts"). The temperature most days since we have been here is below zero-sometimes well below zero - but there is very little snowfall—just ice on the ground.
Here is a modern building (partially finished) in downtown Ulaanbaatar. Some people call it “the sail.”
This is the government building on Sukhbaatar Square. This is the site of many peaceful protestations in the past.
Shopping with Baatar (second from the right), our driver, and other missionaries. He carries all our packages and is a great help to us.
This nativity set shows a “ger” or typical round Mongolian home.