As the Year of the Dragon ends shortly, the Year of the Little Dragon (Snake) is approaching. It is now Tet Eve in Saigon. This will be my 9th Tet here in Vietnam. I still remember the first couple of Tets I experienced here since 2004. They have changed significantly. I remember Tet as a […]
This is my second Peace Corps Host Family, the Orazibetovs. They had their hands full dealing with me since I am, umm, a big trouble maker common for young Americans living overseas for the first time. I really miss them and hope to see them at least one more time in my life time.
This was my first Kazakh host family during my Peace Corps training in Kapchagai, Kazakhstan. Unfortunately I only spent a couple months with them so I forgot who they were after I left. We lost touch in 1999 when I left Kazakhstan.