Monthly Archives: July 2009

Apples are from Kazakhstan

I just finished reading Apples are from Kazakhstan by Christopher Robbins. It’s a fantastic read – enjoyable but informative, told in travelogue style but stuffed with the most engaging historical and cultural points. I highly recommend it to all soon-to-be … Continue reading

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Some Basic Facts

Kazakhstan is one of those countries that seems to be on the edge of the world, despite being so large and so prominent in many ways. Few Americans have even heard of it, and when they have it is probably … Continue reading

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Applying to the PC

While this blog was obviously created to describe my travels and life in Kazakhstan, I will also be writing a bit about the lead-up to my big departure. Reading current Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) blogs now, I wish more of … Continue reading

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