Airmarket, an Airline Ticket Booking Agency, Opens a New Location in Ulaanbaatar

Airmarket, an airline flight ticket booking agency in Mongolia, opened a new location today in the country’s capital city Ulaanbaatar (UB).  The new location sits right across from State Department store on the south side of Peace Avenue.  I ran across the grand opening on the way to work this morning at around 9am.  Here are some photos of the grand opening.

Airmarket's newest location
Airmarket's newest location

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Only in Mongolia Photography Exhibition by Chris DeBruyen

What: A photography exhibition about Mongolia taken by an American over the past two years. A silent auction of the artwork will benefit local charity organizations.   (I should note somewhere that there were some very tasty airag, aaruul, and unexpectedly good Mongolian cheese at the opening ceremony)

Who: Chris DeBruyn, Photographer/Peace Corps Volunteer
Where: Xanadu Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
When: June 18, 6 p.m. (Opening Event) – June 23 (Closing day)
Price: free entry

Some photos from the Opening Ceremony

Chris DeBruyen with US Ambassador Mark Minton
Chris DeBruyen with US Ambassador Mark Minton

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A Day in Mongolia – Guide to Understanding Life in Ulaanbaatar Part ONE

For those who are not lucky enough to be here in UB (short for Ulaanbaatar), I thought I would share with you basically what a day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia looks like.

State Department Store – since 1921, but no longer “state”

State Department Store
State Department Store

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