I want to make contact w/ Mongolian PCVs 8/15-27/07

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By Judy Sterry (c-24-18-180-217.hsd1.mn.comcast.net - on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 4:35 pm: Edit Post

Hi, I'm a RPCV from the Philippines (97-99--Eng teacher training) and will be travelling to Mongolia this August on a Habitat Build in Erdenet. I have extended my visit for an additional 12 days and would very much like to meet w/ PCVs or at least communicate with them beforehand in the hopes of either arranging a visit or getting some ideas on what to do. I do not want to be travelling with an organized group of 15 tourists, sitting in a jeep & only looking at monasteries, old cities & the steppes all at the high tourist prices. I would prefer a more active, participatorial & experiential kind of trip--Peace Corps style. Preferably using local transport & in which I can actually participate a bit in the nomadic life style and do some walking/hiking.(Does anyone know about the Ger to Ger community development project?). My only barrier is the lack of language (& reading the script). If might be that trying to find a willing, adventurous guide (or student trying to improve their English language skills) would work. I am very open to suggestions.

I will appreciate any responses be it from RPCV's or PCV's. Judy Sterry, RPCV PP250, Seattle, WA

By Ethan Cooper (host-cvacommsvc-113-174.customer.ntelos.net - on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 2:20 pm: Edit Post

I heard that one of my old friends from Arizona is now a PCV in Mongolia. If you know her, will you give her my e-mail address? Her name is Reagan Crowley.

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