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My Name is Lawrence i am currently processing my Visa to Mongolia and i really need Friends who could guide me through in the wonderful country of Mongolia

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As an advocate for a Mongolian gentleman and his young family, I have long been interested in the country and its people and problems.  When I first met this gentleman here in the US in 2002, he was a young foreign student with papers problems who wound up having to return home and then not being allowed to come back to finish his schooling.  I helped him continue his schooling in Singapore, where he met his wife to be.  When they completed what schooling they could there, they returned to Mongolia, married each other and began to raise the wonderful young family they have today.  Finally after 13 long years, they were
able to get visas and they came here this summer and visited me for a family reunion, which was wonderful for us all.  They hope to be able to get visas for their children later this fall and try again to return to the US
to work and ultimately gain LPR status.  Our plan is for me to finally retire (I'm an 80-year young former
teacher in the school systems here in the US)and then help them homeschool their boys and teach them English (as I did with their Dad).  So International Advocacy is a big thing with me, though I'm not an attorney myself.  ***

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Hello, People of the world

I am 23 years old male, currently in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
I have lived aboard for some time and currently working in Real Estate.

I lived in Waltham MA for two years, Seattle WA for 4 years and some part of me misses those places. I am looking to meet new people and make friends. Well I traveled to some other countries for those short stays doesn't really count as living, i guess.

I was born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I love doing things that make me glad to be alive, like eating food that can't be described or watching a movie that just makes you go "DAMN", you know.

I am simple, straight forwards and maybe shy at times so lets all get along.

Hi Asteineb:

My name is Hamish - I am an American. I am a Structural Engineer, contracted through various development firms/government, also working in Mongolia. Been in UB for about 1-1/2 years. Wish I would have seen your post, would have cautioned against bringing a European family to Mongolia. Please let me know how your experience has been (especially how received by the Mongolian ladies) as I am interested. I am 35 years and single, so Mongolia has been what I make of it. Personally speaking, I interacted more with the locals upon early arrival; however now remain focused on my primary purpose, and social circle is comprised mostly of business associates relative to the project I am working on.

A little late I know, but welcome aboard!

Hamish

Hey C178:

Hope all is well. my name is Hamish, I'm a 35 year old American (relax, not hitting on you) current ling living in UB and working in Mongolia. I am a Structural Engineer working as a design consultant to expand/improve mining of the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine. I've been here for approximately 1-1/2 year and anticipate about 10 months more. My circle is primarily the business professionals associated to the Gobi project, however take time out to digress, exercise and routinely grab a cup of coffee at Café Aroma. If you want to join me sometime to swap experiences/stories, it would be great. Always looking for a fellow English speaker.

Best of luck,

Hamish

Hi Nice to meet you!
I am 28 years old girl from Italy.
I'll move to Ub at the end of march, I work a lot in web design and development field, 1 year in China, 4 years with Koreans in Italy and now for an important Italian food e-commerce. 
I want to come back to Mongolia and after my Trans-Mongolian trip last summer..and try to find a job! I really fall in love for that country!

My name is Bolortuya (called Christina in states), just moved here in UB to live close with my family. Lived in states several years. I'm an accountant (CPA and QuickBooks Expert) and running my accounting firm. Just joined this group to meet other expats and exploring the possibilities to work with you.

Welcome to UB Bolortuya ! I am an Expat (I think) currently working and living in UB. I am here on a long-term work contract with a mining corporate. It will be one of those moments that  will not only be a great career boost, however, memories of a wonderful land (though often cold) that I will look back on with the greatest of memories. Please tell me that you were able to see the Nadeem Festival?! This is a wonderful country Bolortuya, when I first arrived, I knew no one, and simply wanted my agreement to end quickly - now, I would wish to stay much longer were I able to, I love it here and the people. Interesting how things can change ;0)

Have a wonderful time here!

Clancy

Hello Clancy,

I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying Mongolia and its people. I came here beginning of April and enjoying joyful summer with my family. I was able to see naadam festival and firework from Suhbaatar square.  Amazing experience and it reminded me of that how much I missed this country. I didn't travel that much however I believe  Mongolia is one of the few land on earth kept its original state. I used to work with Ivanhoe Mines before I go states. It broke my heart mining corporates are ruining the land in order to explore natural resources.
Lots of potential and growth I'm seeing in this country.

After many years in overseas it feels like almost no friend or community. One point I thought I should open a group who lived overseas 😄

If, you know people here please introduce them to me...

Thanks for being open and welcoming :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Bolortuya

Good day Bolortuya:

I am sorry for not responding more quickly. My job has kept me extremely busy this past month. I am employed as a Geologist for the Mongolia Energy Corporation, an energy and resource developer. It is a Hong Kong based corporation. I have been burning the midnight candle studying ore formations, and locating new mineral resources for the most part. I have additionally been going blind analyzing volumes of geological data. 😫 I am very aware of Ivanhoe Mines. I believe they are a North American based company if I remember correctly, operating in the Gobi.

I am so happy you were able to see the Nadeem festival and Suhbaatar square fireworks. I was at both as well. We could have been standing 10 feet from one another and not even realized it 😊 I love it here and it grows on me with each passing year. Not sure I will ever get used to the freezing temperatures however 😉 You are so right, Mongolia is one of the last unspoiled places on earth. I have become friends with a local who runs outback tours, and he allows me to rent a horse from him when I feel like spending a couple of days riding through the Steppe’s. It allows a freedom of the soul which is difficult to put into words.  You feel as if you can reach up and touch the sky on some days.

I have made many acquaintances and friends here from the States who are contracted through mining / energy in one form or another or education. Most are full of life and friendly, a couple are (how do I say this), a little off 😉 I have made a few friends in the local community as well, through mining mainly. I get together with a group of friends frequently for lunch, dinner, libations or sometimes no reason at all but communion. It is important to have a community when new to a foreign land as it establishes a comfort zone and sense of belonging which is one of our basic human needs. I still struggle with the language as I am most always in the company of English speakers. Even the locals I commune and work with are very educated so always speak English. When I decide to explore the countryside, or find myself in the Ger District, there have been times I wish I knew more phrases in Mongolian. I have always found the people friendly and welcoming. I have spoken to others who for whatever reason were not as warmly received, but speaking for myself, love this land and her people.

I know it can be difficult to return to a land when you have been away so long. Please know that it would be my honor and privilege to be a member of your community / group. If you like, we can meet at Millie’s café or someplace you may like for coffee, lunch to become better acquainted?

Let me know. Enjoy your stay in UB Bolortuya, and welcome!

Clancy

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