Monthly Archives: February 2010

Fitness in Shymkent

One of the first things I did to reclaim my sanity after the big move to site was scout out some viable exercise options in Shymmy, and set myself a (more-or-less) regular fitness schedule.  We have all also met great … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Dumplings

02.14.10 Today was an epic day – a double-whammy of Valentine’s Day and, more importantly, Chinese New Year. 😉  Writing this I am stuffed to the brim with my mother’s homemade dumplings/potstickers, only they weren’t made by my mother this … Continue reading

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When Bears Consume Cornpuffs – The Shymkent Zoo (& Other Adventures)

So shortly after I first got here, my counterpart took me on a trip to the Shymkent Zoo. The trip was yet another culture shock lesson on many levels. The first shock for me was in the planning: one day … Continue reading

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