Category Archives: adventure

To the Border and Back

My internship at MCC this summer has been really incredible so far. First of all, my job description has followed the Terms of Reference to a tee (when does that ever happen?!). It is exactly what I wanted for the … Continue reading

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Weekend in Zanzibar

Last weekend, a group of friends and I went to explore Tanzania’s famous semi-autonomous region: the beautiful island of Zanzibar. A brief background and history: As early as the 1st century AD, Zanzibar was a trading post between Africa, Arabia … Continue reading

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Travel Guide – Shymkent/SKO

Apologies for the blast from the past (unrelated to my current whereabouts!), but I realized I had written this up long ago and never posted it. South Kazakhstan Oblast (SKO) has something for every traveler — mountains and rivers, untouched … Continue reading

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wheels and wings

Transportation log the past 2 weeks: 1 hour, plane, Osh-Bishkek (+2 hours in taxis to/from airports) 5 hours, taxi, Bishkek-Naryn 1 hour, helicopter, Naryn-Bishkek (+3.5 hours in taxis to/from landing pads…thus saving us all of 40 minutes for a cool $4k. Thanks for the joyride, AKDN!) 16 hours, bus, … Continue reading

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Turkey!

So back in January I took an awesome vacation to Turkey.  For posterity’s sake I wanted to put up a very belated post and pictures here.  It was wonderful to meet up with my best friend from college Michelle, and … Continue reading

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New blog site, catching up

Hi all, I have finally succumbed and imported my blog from blogspot to wordpress.  As much as I loved having my blog pop up first on Google when you enter “Peace Corps Kazakhstan,” my vanity is officially deferring to convenience … Continue reading

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Aral Sea Adventure

We kicked off 2010 with an insane, spontaneous trip to the Aral Sea. Before I tell you about the ridiculousness that was the trip itself, I want to give you a little backstory about the significance of the sea and … Continue reading

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