Molly's Journey to the West

Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hello friends, as I type I am lounging on a comfy couch with my couchsurfing host, Alex. Alex is a post peace corps volunteer and now she works at the American University of Mongolia as an English teacher. I will stay in her studio apartment until early next week, where then I will meet with my college buddy, Heath, and we will travel together! I am very lucky to have Heath as… Read More

Me in Ice Valley (Yolyn Am) Hello friends, I’m back in UB for awhile. I have to figure out my Russian Visa situation, so I’ve got to buckle down and plan out my Trans-Siberian trip. I’ll be doing that this weekend. Other than that, all has been going very well. The last thing I told you guys was my first few days of my Gobi trip. I guess I should finish that… Read More

Welcome to the Mongolian countryside. Hello Everyone, I am SO happy to hear that gay marriage will be legal in Minnesota! Minnesota will be the 12th state to pass this bill. Huzzah! All my good vibes today go to my gay Minnesotan brothers and sisters who can now marry the person they love. <3 So, now back to me. As I said before, I have been in Mongolia for 2 weeks now…. Read More

In Mongolian Buddhism, there’s are many ways to wish for good luck. Here is one way. You spin this large spinner clockwise either once or three times. If done correctly, Buddha will smile upon you. Hello everyone, it has been a while since you last heard from me. I think the last thing I told you was that I was on my way to Mongolia. Well, I am here! I’ve been in… Read More

Me posing with some middle schoolers. Cute uniforms, ne? Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well. Right now, I am on the Bullet Train (Shinkansen-Nozomi) to Tokyo. I have spent the last 10 days traveling around the Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Ise.) I left Tokurin-Ji two weeks ago and said my farewells. I had a wonderful time at the temple and learned a lot about myself. I also… Read More