Sunday, July 27, 2003
''Ah,'' he says, ''we got some crazy people around here. I wouldn't make too much of it.'' This is directed quote from Tom Foy of Berlin, Pennsylvania, from "Who's a Hero Now? in the New York Times. This has never been a very well-kept secret, but now the whole English-speaking world knows about it!
Posted by Don Croner at 7:46 AM
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Saturday, July 12, 2003
Irrepressible blognoscente Big Al has wondered if all Mongolian herdsman in the countryside wear baseball caps. Well, baseball caps are ubiquitous (with NY Yankees caps being perhaps the most popular), but there are some diehards who prefer traditional headgear, as shown in this photo.
Posted by Don Croner at 1:48 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2003
Sunday, July 06, 2003
When I got back from Gov-Altai I had 874 messages in my hotmail.com account. All but two were junk mail (thanks, JOR and Zoe; where the heck are you, Big Al?). About half of the 874 concerned penis enlargement schemes. Has someone leaked my medical records? Anyhow, to combat this flood of "Hey you, pindick!" type messages I have now set my hotmail.com junk mail filter to "Exclusive". This means that if you have not already sent me a message at hotmail and I have not saved your address I will not receive any new messages you send to my hotmail.com address. I suggest you use the email address given above.
Posted by Don Croner at 6:52 AM
More photos from Gov-Altai Aimag
Ger where we stayed for one night
12,312 foot Bogd Tsakhir Uul, just southwest of Burkhan Buudai Uul
Posted by Don Croner at 6:43 AM
Saturday, July 05, 2003
The weirdness emanating out of Germany never seems to end. Today it's a Trifecta: See Everyone's Worst Nightmare. See also Monkey Visits German Pizzeria, Vandalizes Toilet. See also German Pensioner in Bid for Gallstone World Record.
Posted by Don Croner at 4:37 PM
More photos from Burkhan Buudai Uul . . .
A snow leopard skull we found on the mountain
Young ladies at the ger where I stayed
Posted by Don Croner at 11:39 AM
Friday, July 04, 2003
Posted by Don Croner at 5:10 PM
Just got back from Gov-Altai Aimag in western Mongolia. We rode horses to the top of Burkhan Buudai Uul, the sacred mountain of Gov-Altai.
11,055 foot Burkhan Buudai Uul
The Summit of Burkhan Buudai Uul
Namsum (middle), who took me up the mountain, and two members of the family we stayed with
Posted by Don Croner at 2:00 PM