There and Back Again

Final Blog Post                   August 23, 2015 Being jetlagged is the worst. You’re tired during the day when your body thinks it needs to sleep, and completely wide awake at night when your body thinks it’s …

Closing Ceremony

Blog post 9                          August 7, 2015 Wow. I remember the Opening Ceremony back in May like it was yesterday, and now, we’ve had our Closing Ceremony. During the Closing Ceremony, we received a certificate from …

Astana, Baravoe, and Heading Home

4:10 PM CDT, August 19, 2015 – Oregon, Wisconsin, USA I really can’t believe it’s over. It’s rather bittersweet, getting to see my friends and family in the states for the first time in two …

Art Point Fest, Kok Tobe, and Lake Issyk

2:30 AM ALMT, August 6, 2015 – Almaty, Kazakhstan I took ~7 hours of Russian exams today, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself warned; may contain non-sequitors. I never thought I’d say this, but …

Exotic Birds, Beshbarmak, and First President’s Park

12:13 AM ALMT, July 25, 2015 – Almaty, Kazakhstan It’s been eleven days since my last post. My sincerest apologies to all my readers (aka sorry mom). Here’s a recap of all that I’ve done …

Two Weeks and Counting

3:15 PM CDT, June 4, 2015 – Madison, Wisconsin, USA In just two weeks I’ll be boarding a plane and leaving the United States, never to return. Just kidding. I will be flying out of …