1. Mongolia Matching Hats

    A fellow PCV and I went to his coworker's homes during Tsagaan Sar. Even the children get in on fox-hat action!

  2. Mongolia Traditions!

    During Tsagaan Sar, it's tradition to pass snuff bottles to each other and sniff them. This is quite the rare moment where Mongolians are smiling in a photograph. :) This was taken at my hospital Tsagaan Sar meeting, where everyone chats and greets each other on the new year.

  3. Mongolia Grandmothers

    During Tsagaan Sar ("White Moon/Month"), the biggest holiday in Mongolia, people visit each other's homes. This is my counterpart's mom and her sister, in their best deels (traditional clothing).

  4. Mongolia Jolly 'Ol St. Nick

    Mongolian Students handcrafted stockings for the holiday season

  5. Mongolia Between Two Humps

    Camel riding in the Mongolian countryside

  6. Mongolia Countryside Dunes

    Mongolian countryside view of sand dunes and mountains

  7. Mongolia Human Anatomy

    Mongolian students study English body parts

  8. Mongolia Snow Shoveling

    A Mongolian woman climbs on top of her home. She shovels snow to keep it from melting and seeping through the fabric.

  9. Mongolia Cards Fan

    Mongolian child supports the St. Louis Cardinals

  10. Mongolia Biker Boys

    Two Mongolian children playing on their dad's motorcycle

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.