Thursday, January 8, 2009
The 1960's and beyond!
We mentioned the adjustments we've faced here. Thought you might like to see some of what we're talking about.
The first picture is of a bar of soap that is used here -- Fels Naptha. Now, to your 'older' folks, that should sound familiar. It was a popular soap in the U.S. some 40 or 50 years ago. But as you can see, it is still a popular item here.
In the next photo, you will notice (if you look closely) that the doors have door knobs, but no latches. Some what typical of the older buildings here in Ulannbaatar.
The remaining pictures are of fooditems we buy here. Food comes labeled in about six different languages here -- Mongolian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, German and even good old English. Sometimes the price tags are a real life saver. If you look closely at the first package, you might be able to make out "Rice" on the price tag!
The second item is presumably beans (thank heaven for pictures). And we are hoping they are good old Navy Beans! We want to make a nice bean and ham soup out of it. But that, of course, depends on whether or not we can find some ham! We'll let you know!
Next . . . hey, a can of peaches in light sugar sauce! The picture and what I can remember of the German tongue have got this one down! We're suprised at the amount of German food product we find here.
The last item is a drink. We just wish we knew what kind of drink!
You can do really great here -- if you are multi-lingual!