Thursday, October 25, 2007

Seeing Good Friends in Erdenet

Yesterday we had the opportunity to have dinner with two very special women- Erdenechimeg and Oyuntuya. Both of them were English teachers at School #5 in Erdenet when I worked here as a Peace Corps English teacher (many) years ago. Erdenechimeg is still at School #5, which is having its 20 year anniversary today. Oyuntuya has since moved to the Erdenet Technical Institute (a higher education institution for the Erdenet Copper Mining Company, GOK). It was really wonderful to catch up with both of them-- they're incredibly busy, accomplished women and it's inspirational to hear about all the work they do.

I'm also including a picture of me outside a new Russian restaurant in Erdenet, as well as an action shot of John playing basketball with some boys (including Urna's cousin Khongor) after school yesterday. There were 3 players on John's team and 4 on the other team but perhaps unsurprisingly, John's team still won. :)


Barbara said...

Hi Rachel,
I loved these pictures, especially the basketball one! Looks like you are both having a great time visiting with your friends.

Jules said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying your stay there. I enjoyed the pictures of the basketball game.