Friday, July 14, 2006

Where in the world 

So you may wonder why I am asking people to substitute blog for me. I have, after all, posted from Macedonia and Armenia in the past. Well, this time I am going to Mongolia, and it is quite likely there will be no internet (and no IHT to tell me how the Red Sox are doing) there.

Not that it won't be pretty. There are internet cafes in Ulaanbaatar, the capital to which I'll first fly. And I'll try at least to post something or two from there or from Seoul (I'm overnighting there on the way out). But for the better part of two weeks I will most likely spend as much time away from the internet as I have since the mid-1990s when my parents' place in Maine was little more than a cottage. The program in which I'll be teaching is at the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan. (I am going to be hearing John Kerry's voice in my head.)

I've told #1 son I am definitely riding a horse on this trip. The only other time I did this was in Egypt, around the pyramids in Giza at sunset. That's hard to top, but a view like this might be worthy.The real test will be if I try to ride a camel. There are things other than blogging one can do in life!

UPDATE: I know to take DEET. I guess Chad didn't get that memo.