I just got back from Hovd, Western Mongolia, one of my research sites. The one thing that really differentiates Hovd from the rest of Mongolia is that fact that most of the restaurants serve "haluun chinjew" paste. Mongolian food is generally salty and bland, but this stuff can spice up anything! As my father would say, "it makes a rabbit spit in a bulldogs face."
An ass outside the Freedom Disco. Photo credit: S. WedlakeOne of the Secondary Schools in Hovd
Play time in the courtyard
The "Vibrator" Bar
I'll post some more pictures later when the internet speeds up!