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.
Tag Archives: 1997
I took a picture of this sign in 1997. It was first uploaded unto one of my old websites in 2000. Now, if there is any site or social network page focusing on Karatau, you will most likely see this image. Most people just do not realize that I took the photo. I still got […]
When I lived in Karatau, Kazakhstan, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, there were two mosques in the town. With Saudi funding, the townspeople started to build a new mosque to replace the smaller older one. Unfortunately, roughly a year before I came to Karatau, money ran out for the project. It was never completed. In […]
Winter, 1997, in Karatau, Kazakhstan, was the coldest I ever experienced in my life. I was at my Peace Corps site for just a little over two months when winter struck with a fury. Even the local Kazakhs and Russians were surprised at the harsh winter. It got down to -40 C which was not […]