this flag says to vote in the election (april 3, 2011) in Russian and Kazakh languages
I made little pink flower cards for the women at the my university for International Women's Day here (a big non-working holiday)
part of the International Women's Day celebration at my university
a nice kitchen in Kazakhstan. The women is my counterpart at my university and her daughter
how can this big a key easily fit in your pocket? it can't
Sean another PCV
me and two local friends
Buy this trendy cool Asian Olympic game clothes at your local bazaar!
Old Soviet Post for Women's Day
view from my balcony
Nauryz in city square
Nauryz -Can you see the pole in front of the tall building?
Nauryz -men in their underwear climb this pole. If you make it to the top you can win anything from a free television to a free pencil
Nauryz yes, a giant kids swing
horse wrestling----men wrestle with the horse usually bit each other
Nauryz -yurt with food inside!
Nauryz -children can ride horse/donkey's here
Nauryz city park with town hall in background
in the park
very deep snow
Jenny, me and grandmothers
this is a mayonnaise section of a supermarket
..yes,,, all mayonnaise
me in front of WWII memorial (Ust has lots of war memorials and lots of moments celebrating old famous people
when the snow melts, the sidewalks become streams
Jenny, Me and her director near Almaty
one of the many creative ways of snow removal
Saida making KFC chicken
making KFC chicken
cooking french fries!
my birthday party
cooking my birthday dinner!
about 40 people participated in this very successful discussion club