My second week in Mongolia, and first week with my host family, has been full of new experiences. Our language classes have dominated the mornings, doing a number on the gray matter that we call our brains, but because of our hard work I think our incremental improvements have become exponential leaps in language comprehension. A week ago I knew a couple words, but now I am speaking in sentences. It’s really pretty crazy, but I can read Cyrillic now and get through my basic introductions, salutations, likes and dislikes and even a little past tense action. They work us hard and there is no English going on, but immersion works well. Maybe some of these entries will be in Cyrillic soon, who knows?