After the amazing week I spent in the Terelj National Park, I barely had any time to recuperate before I jumped headlong into the next step of my Mongolian adventure. If you’ve been following this blog, you are probably aware of the fundraising effort I started for the Lotus Children’s Center, an organization here in Ulaanbaatar that is dedicated to giving homeless and orphaned children a better life. Well, today I journeyed out to the center with a fellow volunteer, met the staff and kids, and figured out what my place in everything will be.
The center is located quite a ways outside of town, so we had to take two different buses and walk almost 2 km to get to the orphanage. Luckily for my new friend Leah and I, we were met by a staff member named Sugi who was going in to work for the day. I’m pretty sure I would’ve been desperately lost if it hadn’t been for her help. Along the way we gawked at the surrounding terrain, which had a fresh blanket of snow.