Arrival in Pavlodar

We arrived in Pavlodar on Saturday morning.  We do not have internet in the apartments yet, so I have not been able to post to the blog or elsewhere.  Getting settled in.  Today is the first day at school.  We had a quick, and I mean quick (maybe 15 minutes), opening address from the principal, then a school tour. Afterwards, we had our required employment health check. In a few moments, we will meet with our departments. The school is fascinating.  The staff has been great. Will post more when I have better connectivity.  Peace and love to you all.

My greatest loves…

Anyone who knows me will tell you, I love books, yarn, the circus, and pirates. I haven’t found yarn yet and I didn’t get to take any pictures at the bookstore today. But here are the circus and pirate that are within walking distance.

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Circus and pirates…I think Kazakhstan has been waiting for me to get here!

The Last Week at Home

I leave one week from today. I have so many feelings and so much to do. And there is so much that I wanted to do before I left that will not get done! But if we wait until we are ready, we will never do anything.

I wanted to explain some aspects of this blog. Naming this site was an arduous task. I talked to several people about it. We brainstormed several ideas. I probably had some better ideas, but they got lost in the shuffle. In the end, “Kazakh: means free spirit and “stan” means land of. Hence, Journey in the Land of the Free Spirit. I am known as a bit of a free spirit, so perhaps Kazakhstan and I will be a good match.

I haven’t used WordPress for blogging before. I will have to see how this works out. I may have to change to another blog, but I am hopeful that this will be functional enough. I will let everyone know and post links if I do change.

Hope you all have a great week! I will post as I can while I am traveling. But there won’t be many more US posts. Soon there will be posts from a new place!!! Peace and love to you all!!