Kate Borkowski

Volunteer: Kate Borkowski

Bio:

Current Health Specialist Volunteer in Baruun-Urt, Sukhbaatar, Mongolia!

 

  • My blog: http://pcvkate.blogspot.com/

2010 - 2012


Contributions from Kate Borkowski

  1. Mongolia Towering Over

    Horse riders were able to get a great view of the Naadam horse race this July.

  2. Mongolia Huushuur

    During Naadam, Mongolia's national summer festival, it's traditional to eat huushuur, a fried pastry with meat inside. Here are some ladies mixing the meat and pressing the dough, while the hot Mongolian butter (not oil!) waits.

  3. Mongolia Basketball

    At our aimag (province) children's camp, the kids couldn't get enough of playing basketball. Most of the boys knew much more about American basketball than I did.

  4. Mongolia Herding Sheep

    After spending so long in the countryside, one sometimes forgets to look around and see how beautiful and peaceful it really is.

  5. Mongolia Mmm mmm marmot!

    Marmot! One of my favorite foods in Mongolia. They cook it inside out by filling it with hot rocks and sewing it shut.

  6. Mongolia Horse Race, Interrupted

    My friend and I got a chance to ride along in the ambulance while they followed the horse racing during my town's Naadam. We picked up this little boy after we saw him get bucked off of his horse. He had hit his head, but luckily he was one of the few to wear a helmet. He's only 10 years old, which isn't the youngest I've seen racing. 

  7. Mongolia Victory Dance

    A wrestler who just won his round. If they win, they get to wear the hat and do a victory dance around the flags. From the 2011 Naadam in Baruun-Urt, Mongolia!

  8. Mongolia Mongolian Horse Race

    Typically children are the ones doing the horse racing, and this boy is no exception. Taken September 2010 in Baruun-Urt, Mongolia.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

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