Molly's Journey to the West

Me in a vibrant kimono. If I remember correctly, this kimono signifies a young, single lady ready to be courted. Hello friends, I woke up early today to appreciate the warm...

Last week, Colleen and I went hiking at Westwood Nature Nature. Colleen has now returned to China. I miss her a lot. Hello friends, Spring has come (haru ga kite). I...

My friend Mike from Canada came through town. We met in Mongolia 1.5 years before! You can read about our adventures in my Gobi Desert posts. Hello friends, The holiday season...

The view of the Mississippi River from the Washington Pedestrian Bridge on the University of Minnesota Campus Hello friends, It’s raining here in Minnesota and the early Spring flowers are finally...

Frozen Willow Falls with my brother and sister. I hiked here with my brother last year too. I was happy to bring my twin sister along this time to hike in...

Hello friends, I am back home in Minnesota. I arrived 3 days ago. As I write, I am sitting in my family’s porch, enjoying the view of the lake. It’s a...

My friend Davaakhuu escorted me to the train station. Goodbye Mongolia. Hello friends, as I write I am relaxing at TransSib Hostel in Irkusck, Russia. I got off the TransSiberian train this...

Heath’s host sister Nomou, Hello friends, I have been feeling a little under the weather the last couple days. So, this is the perfect opportunity to relax and catch up with...

Nadam is just around the corner. Boys under 13 years old are allowed to race horses, so I have seen young boys practicing these last few days. Hello again. I woke...

Heath got a package from his Grandma. Look how happy he is with that can of peaches! Hello friends, I know it has been awhile. I have been traveling all around...

Hello friends, I am still in Ulaanbaatar. I will be leaving in couple days to the north. My friend, Heath, and I will go to Erdenet to visit some Peace Corp...

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...