June 28, 2012 Election Day in Ulaanbaatar

It is election day today and all is quiet.the streets are empty as people have left town and the day is a perfect sunny day. Shoa and businesses are closed. It’s an election holiday in this town.

It has been suggested that Western tourists and US nationals stay at home.there is always the possibility of an election riot as wa held in the streets at the last election when the people were not happy and set fire to government buildings.

We decided to keep our date with the TV station that wanted to interview us with our exhibition so enjoyed the clear taxi run into the gallery. A few people came I the see our show but not so many as it was expected to be shut.

TV came and it will be aired tonight. Don’t know when the previous two tv interview went to air as we have been busy.

After gallery took a drive to forest overlooking UB. Too much development on land that is supposed to be national park. Extraordinary how it could happen. It has been blatant political scallywagging and n