One of my favorite hobbies is skiing, and I was super stoked for an opportunity to shred some snow on the beautiful slopes of the Tien Shan. Other SRAS students Ross and Mikaela and I planned a ski trip for one of our last weekends of the semester. There are several ski slopes in mountainous… Continue reading Skiing in Karakol
After the half-day horse trek organized by the London School and SRAS, a few of us students were left wanting more. Four of the eight SRAS students agreed to go. There are many companies offering treks and excursions in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, but typical of broke college kids abroad, we were looking for the… Continue reading Horsin’ Around
In one week, I will have been living in Bishkek for one month! It's gone by really fast, but I've had a lot to keep me busy. Next Saturday, the program-included time with my host family will be up and I'm moving into the dorms of the London School for the rest of the semester.… Continue reading Culture Shock? I don’t know her.
*I will not apologize for this title. The first weekend after classes begun, SRAS and the London School planned an excursion for the students that had arrived. We went to Lake Issyk Kul, probably one of the most popular summer destinations for locals as well as tourists. Issyk Kul is in the eastern part of… Continue reading A Very (Issyk) Kul Weekend*
In the last minutes of my 42-hour journey from Montana, I was drifting in and out of sleep and aggressively squinting because the lights were turned on when we started descending. After deboarding the plane at 5:40 am, all the passengers squished onto a bus that took us to the main airport building. Per SRAS’s… Continue reading Arrival