Category Archives: nature

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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my new home

I realize it has been forever since I’ve blogged. I have no real excuses besides the eternal one of my blog being blocked here…I can get around it with a little ingenuity, but I’ve just gotten overwhelmed at the thought … Continue reading

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Nauryz!

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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Turgen Waterfall – A Peace Corps Moment

(backlogged from 09.18.09) Every so often here, we will get to experience one of those “Peace Corps Moments” that people talk about – moments when you can’t believe you’re in this far away place, sharing an experience with these people…everything … Continue reading

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