Category Archives: fun

Summer Youth Leadership School 2011

[Note: I have a bunch of unwritten/unposted updates from the end of my service that I would like to share regardless for posterity’s sake. So I will get them up as soon as possible, and then return back to real-time … Continue reading

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Nauryz, the coming of spring celebration, is one of the biggest holidays in Kazakhstan (they name the whole month of March after it!). It is celebrated on March 22 every year at the spring equinox. The festivities are a-plenty, and … Continue reading

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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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Summer Fun

> 08.18.10 [sorry, backlogged again] This summer in Shymkent has been both sweltering and fun aspromised.  It’s about 100 degreeshere and the perfect time for some serious pool parties! The day after we got back from the Summer Leadership School,I … Continue reading

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