Weather in UB

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fresh air!

Here I am, enjoying what might be the last nice weekend. It's supposed to snow next week. I still think it's too warm, but this place never ceases to amaze me.

Yesterday's Hash run was so beautiful, I decided to post some pics. We went to the hills just north of UB and it was immediately striking how much cleaner the air is outside the valley I now call home. You can even see the haze of UB in the distance in the picture directly above. The crazy thing is, winter isn't quite here yet. In the winter time, the pollution is even worse because of the ger districts (ger=yurt) that are now popping up on the edges of the city. People who live in gers in this part of the country generally burn coal, and because UB sits in a valley (like LA) the pollution just hangs over you. I'm really looking forward to that!

On our hill climb yesterday we saw the biggest ant hills I've ever seen in my life. I had no idea that ants could make hills this large. Don't ask me what type of ants they are, because I have not idea! The other Hashers in the picture haven't given me permission to use their names, but some of you might recognize at least 2 of them. All in all, it was a great day for hiking, and I got to suck up some clean air.


Meg said...


On On! Excellent Hash experience!

Love, Meg

Azamat said...

annie, great pictures and great post. we used to have a group of hashers here in bishkek, but the organizer left kyrgyzstan and the whole thing fell apart.

Ulaana said...

Thanks Azamat! I love yer blog too. There are SO many parallels between Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan.

Tillie said...

Good post.