I’ve written enough for a while, I need to let my blog readers catch up. Also, I am plowing through Anne Applebaum’s book “Gulag: A History.” No easy task, I can assure you. I have such fond memories of the different places my husband and I saw a year ago at this time. The photo is taken at the apartment complex called Highvill (no “E” at the end which bugs just about every foreigner who lives in Astana). You can see the President’s palace from their vantage point, it is THAT close.