I am so behind on my blogging! Anywho....now I am at my permanent site and have settled in over the past week or so.
In this short post, for a small but appreciative crowd, I wanted to comment on the perspective of soda in Kazakhstan. Basic soda products exist here in the smaller villages - pepsi, coke, sprite. I never see locals drinking soda. Despite the fact that people here eat candy like it is going out of style to the point where every tooth in their mouth will rot out.....I get lectured by children at school when I have a 12oz bottle of coke once a month. They patiently inform me.... "Miss Megan....did you know that coke is really bad for your body?" It seems strange to me that there is a widespread cautionary tale here about drinking soda but brushing your teeth or not burning plastic bottles is still normal.
This was a culture shock moment for me.......my world is small. Don't judge me.
Kazakhstan Fun Fact:
People don't really wait in line. For instance at the post office.... you simply ask 'who is the last person.' Then you sit and watch people cut infront of you. :) You just sort of push your way to the front and hope for the
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click above to play a traditional Kazakh song that I really like called the Karajorga. It is very popular and there is a traditional dance that is performed with it as well.
March 8, 2011 -
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