Saturday, July 26, 2014

Catching Up

It's been such a long time since I last posted here that I'm almost ashamed to come back and write anything. But for those of you who know me best, I feel like this

It's been an eventful winter and spring.  I traveled through south-central Kazakhstan by train and bus, flew up to Astana to catch a KHL playoff game (the Barys last home game of the season), re-visited the Kolsai lakes (and nearby lake Kaindy) and helped lead a student group on a theatre trip to London all while continuing to explore and enjoy life in Almaty.

Last year I decided not to renew my contract with the school in Almaty and to spend this year (or as much of it as I can afford to spend) traveling through the Balkans.

Of course when I say "traveling through" what I really mean is "living in." I left Almaty on June 30th and flew to Tirana, Albania where I contacted a real estate agent to help me find an apartment.  Traveling all over Tirana scouting out places to live was a great way to get to know this community and to learn a bit about the different areas of town.  I finally settled on a 2 bedroom apartment just outside of "The Block" an area known for it's restaurants and it's proximity to the town's only big park - the m

Most people who follow this blog know that I've been working on another "project" and to be quite honest that project kind of pushed this to the back-burner for a while. But I am absolutely determined to not let that become a permanent state of affairs and from now on you will begin to see more mobile posts - posts of pictures and videos I take and make while I travel, uploaded more immediately - but on the flip-side, edited less.  Of course this mobile posting will also mean a bit less writing (have you ever tried to write a blog post on a touch screen phone? It's very, very, tedious)

If you want to know the name of the "project", it is "more of the road" (, and also on Twitter and Tumblr) and is meant to be quite different from these little letters home - you are welcome to follow me in any and all of those places, but know that I will be posting many of the same things here as I do on Tumblr.

So, to everyone out there reading this and missing me: I miss you all too and hope to see much more of you in the future)


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