'Man in Mongolia' quits

American Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia, Brett Campbell who wrote about his experiences in Mongolia for Chronicle Times newspaper of Cherokee, Iowa, USA quits Peace Corps halfway. According to Chronice Times, Brett is saying goodbye to Mongolia due to health reason. He cites " loss of weight by more than 20 pounds, stomach, throat and sinus irritations and infections " which overwhelmed him.His writings were fun and hillarious.As a foreigner, he was able to observe things that we, Mongols don't observe.
Check out http://www.chronicletimes.com/story/1553315.html for the story.

Best wishes to you Brett. I hope that Mongolia will be in your thoughts...


1 comment:

  1. Somebody I knew went to Russia in the early 90's and almost died after drinking the local water. Most places in the world including Mongolia don't do much to filter out any trace of human waste or factory pollutants from the drinking water. If only one person pee-d in the Tuul River upstream if will get completely dilluted in the big river. Most places in the U.S. either use purified water in big cities, or people use well water in rural places, which has most of the bacteria removed. Most of the people I know in UB don't drink tap water here unless it's boiled, because there is bacteria. If you don't get sick from the water, you've built up resistance to Mongolian water, but did you drink the Russian water? the Nigerian water which had toxic waste dumped in it?

    If you think it's better to drink the bacteria-laden water, because you now have no effect. Well, consider the cumulative life-time effects of the toxic winter air from coal burning, toxic air from car pollution, bacteria in water, swine flu, and so on. The body must spend a lot of energy to cleanse out the toxic substance. In children this means stunted growth, stunted mental growth. The fact that he was more than uncomfortable, but actually had medical symptoms should be a red flag that there are in fact toxins in your own environment, which perhaps could cause your own stunted growth, which perhaps you just tolerated on a daily basis without realizing the long term damage. Instead the author of the article only laughed at him.


Facebook page

Powered by Blogger.


Advertising in Mongolia An Culture Editorial of the Mongolianviews education Environmental protection Famous Mongolians Foreigners in Mongolia Inner Mongolia Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia agriculture Mongolia analysis Mongolia and Australia Mongolia and Belorussia Mongolia and Cambodia Mongolia and Canada Mongolia and central Asia Mongolia and China Mongolia and Cuba Mongolia and EU Mongolia and Germany Mongolia and Hongkong Mongolia and Hungary Mongolia and India Mongolia and Inner Mongolia Mongolia and Iran Mongolia and Israel Mongolia and Italy Mongolia and Japan Mongolia and Kazakhstan Mongolia and Korea Mongolia and Kuwait Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan Mongolia and Malaysia Mongolia and Nato Mongolia and North Korean Mongolia and Poland Mongolia and Russia Mongolia and Singapore Mongolia and South Korea Mongolia and Taiwan Mongolia and the world Mongolia and Tibet Mongolia and Turkey Mongolia and UK Mongolia and Ukraine Mongolia and UN Mongolia and US Mongolia and USA Mongolia and Vietnam Mongolia Banking Mongolia civic society Mongolia crime Mongolia diplomacy Mongolia Economy Mongolia Education Mongolia Energy Mongolia Finance Mongolia Health Mongolia History Mongolia holiday Mongolia in international media Mongolia Industries Mongolia Joke Mongolia law Mongolia LGBT Mongolia medical Mongolia military Mongolia Mining Mongolia Mining Developments Mongolia Mortgage Mongolia natural disaster Mongolia Petroleum Mongolia public announcements Mongolia railways Mongolia Religion Mongolia society Mongolia Sports Mongolia Stamp Mongolia telecommunication Mongolia tourism Mongolia Urbanization Mongolia Wild Life Mongolian Agriculture Mongolian Archeology Mongolian Food Mongolian Gay Mongolian Government news Mongolian History Mongolian Military Mongolian Mining Development Mongolian Movie Mongolian News Mongolian Parliament Mongolian Political news Mongolian Press Mongolian Songs Mongolian Women Mongolian Youth Mongolians abroad Moninfo Opinion Oyu Tolgoi Investment Agreement Photo news Press Release Rio Tinto Tavan Tolgoi coal mine Ulaanbaatar development Weird expatriates in Mongolia

Blog Archive