Sunday, March 27, 2011


Not sureif this is going to work (on my kindle). Sorry for typos.

First of all, Kazakhstan is pretty cool. In a town called Esik. Gorgeous mountains! Snowed a good bit at first but it is warmingup.

The food is very good Lots of bread and pastries. Yum. Drinking lots of tea now, but I managed to find somehot chocolate in the store last week.

Went into Almaty yesterday. Saw some sights. Hope to get some pics up for you soon. Bought a dombre at the bazaar today. Next mission is to learn to play! Also got some yarn and a crochet needle. Hopefully I can make myself something warm.

Read Far From the Madding Crowd. Now on The 39 Steps. Happy birthday to Liz! Still cannot find the post office lol. More soon hopefully Mtfbwy. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Update from DC

Just a quick update from DC to let you all know I've made it through my first day as a Peace Corps Trainee (henceforth known as: PCT)! It was a lot of orientation material - what to expect, what our aspirations and anxieties are, even a few icebreakers - and now I'm pretty exhausted. After checkout tomorrow, we board buses to Dulles. Our flight leaves at 5:50 PM EST, we've got a fairly long layover in Frankfurt, and then we're scheduled to arrive in Almaty at 12:25 AM local time on the 11th.

I'll try to update soon and let you know what it's like, but I have no idea when I'll have internet access! In the meantime, take care! Love to you all. :)