During a brief car stop along the Mongolian steppe highway, Annie had fun calling out to the goats and watch them respond back to Annie.
在我们的旅途中我们会尝试各式各样的住宿方法,我们的住宿有火车、青年旅舍、沙发客主和单车客主。这次是我们第一次尝试打工换宿。我们在蒙古的库苏古尓湖打工换宿，在那里我们真正经历缺乏资源的生活。 Continue reading 一边旅游，一边打工
“Can you get water from the lake to fill the barrel?”
“Please go to the forest and get firewood for boiling water.”
“These dishes need washing.”
“Bring the bread, jam, and butter to the resturant for the guests.”
“Collect the bedsheets from the guest gers and wash them for the next guests tomorrow.”
“We need two persons to wake up at 6:15 to prepare breakfast.” Continue reading We Are Workers in Mongolia!
It was fun to enjoy the fire pit after the hard work of digging a hole on top of tree roots. We sang our family’s favorite fun song, “Dumb Ways to Die” while BBQ lamb ribs, potatoes, and bread.
In Psalm 111:4 it says, “He has caused his wonders to be remembered”. Indeed we have seen countless of wonders on this trip—the endless towering Great Wall of China, the breathtaking view of the rap seed flowers of Qinghai lake with snow mountains behind it, and the deep red sun setting behind the thousand years old rock formations at Yadan. But of all the wonders we had encountered, none beats the wonder of people. Each person we had met has greeted us with nothing but kindness, taking us into their own homes, showing us where to go, and going beyond what’s asked for as a stranger and a host. Through the people I have met on this trip, I learned that hospitality is not just a job but also a lifestyle—living is about the “Living”. Continue reading Living is About the “Living”