Two years ago I seriously started thinking about long-term travel – seriously in the sense that I deemed the money in my bank account solely for the purpose of the “big trip”, set a date, and started planning where to go. I recently came across the traveler pre-trip profile on bootsnall.com and thought it was interesting to look back and… Read more
In an attempt to be caught-up and on-the-ball upon my return abroad in September, I’ve decided to combine all these little ideas for individual blog posts into one smorgasbord of interesting bits. So, here you have it! What I’ve learned, loved, lacked and l-acquired (?) while in Central Asia.
There is no doubt that I truly despised my landlady in Bishkek. Landlord was not so bad, but ever since his putting the body in the freezer day he was few and far between. Landlady, on the other hand, made her presence quite known. I found her quite annoying!
Even before I officially lived in the apartment, she got on… Read more
Was not leaving 110 degree weather
Was not leaving dust storms
Was not leaving behind a crazy landlady
Was not having to take another marshrutka ride
Was not packing up the apartment
Was not saying goodbye to the language school
Was not getting reacquainted with my comfortable, big bed
Was not eating delicious home cooked food
Was not having unlimited… Read more
Walmart, McDonald’s, and Stop n Shop’s do not exist here (although Narodnie is an excellent little grocery store) in K-Stan. So, when I want to buy something not of designer quality, I head to the bazaar – a place I love, a place I hate… a place I simply love to hate!
Shopping at the bazaar used to be an… Read more