This is an old note I found from the summer that I intended on blogging about. It is irrelevant now but still part of the story and worth documenting:
"I am trying to keep myself connected to my community by starting a map from my house and working outward. The goal is to create a semi-"true to scale" grid of the city based on my footsteps. I will indicate all useful buildings as well as all of the street names. The other thing I have been doing is slowly gathering the working hours of useful places as well as the bus and train schedules. It feels impossible to make friends here because this is not a publicly friendly place. In fact, it typically leads to unsafe situations to make local friends with certain people in certain places. I am not sure why exactly."
Peace Corps Blog.
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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