Counting down to Mongolia. Again. I still remember that feeling I had in my stomach the day before I moved there. It was this weird combination of terror, uncertainty, and exhilaration. I had downsized my possessions and shipped four boxes ahead of me. It was going to be my first time in Asia, my first time living permanently abroad, and my first time teaching in an international school. Nine years and four countries later I have picked up a German husband and after a bit of continent hopping am back in Asia.
I haven't been back since I moved to Germany in 2010. It is going to be interesting to see what has and hasn't changed.
Eagle Dreams: Searching for Legends in Wild Mongolia
by Stephen J. Bodio
"Before we departed on horseback, Kazna and the other women grabbed me in embrace, kissing my cheeks in affection. The language barrier hadn’t eliminated our ability to communicate our feelings."
Live from Mongolia: From Wall Street Banker to Mongolian News Anchor
by Patricia Sexton
"Back then, no one had thought she could hack it on a trading floor, and here she was now, a managing director and one of the most powerful women at Credit Suisse. I’d have to work hard to follow in her footsteps. Only thing was, that’s just what I didn’t want to do."