My husband is the scout in our family, he is the one who leads and goes before me. He did in 1992 when he first was assigned to Almaty, Kazakhstan. I followed in May of 1993 when we met my second day in country. My husband was the nomad again in the fall of 2007 as he is scouted out the territory in Almaty and gave me blow-by-blow accounts of what he was experiencing in Kazakhstan. Not an easy place to live especially after having lived in Kyiv, Ukraine for 6-7 years of the last ten years. Many similarities, of course, but many differences and that is what my dear husband was reporting on.
With the 11-12 hour time difference I at first relied on his e-mail reports to keep me updated though we were able to communicate through Skype sometimes. Now that I have joined him as of last October 2007, I am able to see for myself all the changes that have occurred in the town of our courtship from 14-15 years ago. The following blog posts since my arrival are my own impressions and photos of this GREAT country of Kazakhstan!!!