Sunday afternoon we took a hike up Zaison Hill (finally! It's only taken us 4+ years to do this). The October weather was spectacular (God bless global warming--especially in Mongoila--is what I say :) As far as we could figure out, this hill is a monument to Russian victories in World War II, as well as Mongolian/Russian collaboration. As you can see in the 1st picture, there are what surely are a gazillion steps! Once up there (whew!), I did manage some nice snapshots of several lovers as well as, once again, the contrast between the modern city and the traditional hashaa districts. Much of what is in the city veiws did not exist even 4 or 5 years ago. Amazing to have a front row seat to all this change!