The Grannies made friends with a group of 9th graders at the 115 school in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia. We told them that we were excited to be in their country and that as “Flat Grannies” characters in the Flatter World with Flat Stanley, we hoped they would join us as members of the flatter world. We gave them an iPod with the Flat Stanley application and invited them to start sharing their adventures in Mongolia.
Mina, a member of the class has communicated with us and we look forward to many more encounters with the class.
When traveling through Mongolia it was important for the Grannies to see how the everyday Mongloians – who live outside the city, live. Their houses – round and made of felt and wood – are called Ger’s. Because many Mongols are nomads, they still move each season to parts of Mongolia that have better feed for their animals. It takes about two hours for a family to pack their Ger’s with all of their belongings and move them, sometimes by truck and other times by horse and cart!
The Grannies visited a family – the picture is us standing outside their home – and met the mom and her small son. We ate dried Mare’s milk curds and nuts!