Yes gentle reader, I looked out of my back room window (the study window), the one facing east and that looks towards the Children’s Park in Ulaanbaatar and there, a few days ago in the morning, were three hot air balloons. They were being inflated. I got some breakfast. They were inflated. I had a shower. Two disappeared and one with a lot of Japanese characters on it was left.
I watched this balloon for a while and it seemed to rise a little on its tether. It then hovered for a bit after which it was lowered back to the ground.
If I ever find out what they were about, I’ll let you know.