Thursday, July 9, 2020

What’s Coooler than Bein’ Cool? Mongolia!

What's cooler than bein' cool? The answer for our old joke used to be 'Canada'. Today, that answer has changed to Mongolia. While the frigid winter is still a couple of months away, it's official...

Barely Legal: An American in Mongolia

Dictator, billionaire, NBA star seemed like plausible career possibilities when I was growing up. My dreams of being an Arab Isaiah Thomas were dashed when I was cut from the elementary basketball team, a...

BBQ Without Borders

Dear Mel, In April of 2014 I received the bad news that you and the evil empire better known as the HOA had decided to ban all BBQs in my condo complex. With that unconstitutional notice,...

Are You Ready for Some Football? An Expat’s Survival Guide for American Deportes

It's finally here! College football begins next weekend and the NFL a week after. But, when you live overseas certain sacrifices/adjustments have to be made to stay on top of your game. My apartment...

C n B: An Expat’s Guide to Eating Healthy

C n B is famously known among my friends as the acronym for my staple diet, chicken and broccoli. Add in egg whites and you'll be ready for the douche-baggery of a summer Las...

The Flag of the Times

President Xi JinPing visited Mongolia yesterday, the first visit by a Chinese President since 2003. Although the two countries share a common border, their relationship has been anything but communal. The tumultuous history between...

Speeding @1km/hour

Ask anyone in Los Angeles where they are and the automatic answer will be, "in traffic." Go to Bangkok and try and take a tuk tuk anywhere and you'll hear the same joke, "Day no...

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountain, Tuul River. Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze. Country roads, take me home to the place I...

Taken Pho Granted: A Terrible Bowl in Ulaanbaatar

The Pho Sho: Top Ten Pho Worldwide list is not dead, it just moved to Mongolia and has not had the opportunity to press forward. An unexpected surprise when I came to Ulaanbaatar, the capital...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The sound of kids playing in the summer: Growing up, that was the sound of basketball. Pick up games in the neighbor's driveway, behind Mikey's house, and in the park were played till we couldn't...
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