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The Rest of the Day in Red Butte

So, after Emil dropped me off I met up with the English teacher Dinara (who also happens to be Emil’s wife), Angie, Angie’s counterpart, the school maintenance supervisor, and the school Director.  460 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

Sultan and his Donkey

One of, if not the, most important thing I do in Talas and Kara Suu is get to know my neighbors; chat with kids at school; become recognized by the marshrutka drivers,  shop keepers and café owners; eat dinner with my host family – really just become a member of my community.  602 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

Country Music in Kyrgyz Places

It would not be a complete exaggeration to say that I love country music.  I don’t know if there is some primal need satisfied by steel guitars or what, but I swear by it.  843 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

To the Chong Suu and a Giant Lenin Head

Monday, my first week day back in site, was Kyrgyz Independence Day.  With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan became the first of the… 386 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

Over the Mountains and a Dead Horse

And… I’m back in Talas again.  The last three weeks in Kengesh were a lot of fun, but it was time to come back to site and work.  337 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

Back over the Mountains

After six weeks of getting to know Kara Suu and Talas it was finally time to head back to Kengesh for the third (and final) phase of my Peace Corps training. 289 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan

The Road to Talas

After the ceremonies in Bishkek, Damira and I took a taxi to the huge autovuzal (bus station) where busses, mashrutkas, and taxis leave for destinations all over the country.  453 kata lagi

Kyrgyzstan