Sorry for the lack of photos again; I've been really busy with my interviewing (believe it or not, that's the real reason I came here and it's sort of a parallel life that I haven't been blogging about-- I'm saving that writing for my dissertation!) and just haven't had a chance to get to a computer store to buy a new jump drive.
A quirky story related to my data collection, though: yesterday I was sitting in a classroom at the National University of Mongolia, interviewing a student. About 3/4 of the way through the interview, water started POURING out of the ceiling. Not just dripping, I'm talking about the equivalent of a rainstorm. It was crazy. I finished the interview and then moved to another room while the plumbers who'd been working upstairs found the broken pipe, stopped the leak, removed some ceiling tiles and cleaned up the gallons of water on the floor of the classroom. I guess this gives some indication of what the faculty and staff at the university are up against- the maintenance and repairs of the university buildings is a daunting task.
More photos by the weekend, I promise!