My search for boba in the very люкс shopping mall did not prove fruitful, but I did find sushi and took a higher altitude photo of the back of campus. A real campus, folks!
But really, home dinners are even more satisfying than sushi.
Also: my independent studies notebook is emblazoned with a very cute puppy. That’s right dear readers, I don’t work in race car notebooks like the others. No, I’m an individual.
Puppies! What else could I want in life?
(The answer is boba.)
I went on a trip on Sunday in my quest to find boba here in Almaty. (More on that later.) I finally found a way to get from campus onto the other major street, hooray for me. Al Farabi cuts an impressive figure on campus all of the time but my goal is to get a shot of him with the mountains clearly behind him. Not today.
Today my favorite bird, the magpie [сорока], proved once again that I have impeccable taste. What I mean by that is that these birds are without a doubt related to spiderman: they hang upside down… a lot, and seemingly with no trouble at all.
Museum day! We got to hear an orchestra of Kazakh instruments and see the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits.
Позвольте мне похвастаться моим присутствием в южной столице страны казакстан: здесь так чисто и так зелено, горы шикарные, овощи и фрукты такие свежие, университет большой, кафедра откровенно заботиться о нашем образовании, люди добрые (даже продавцы)! Я, честно говоря, очень устаю, но здесь так хорошо.
Только выхлопных газов было бы по меньше и я бы совсем во восторге бы была.
It’s been a few long days of traveling but we are finally in Almaty and in our home stays. We got to see the local Best Western for the first night and boy was that a люкс experience! The tea set was part of the standard set up and I was pleased and impressed. The food at the hotel was delicious too, but not as good as the food I ate for dinner.
A month in panorama photos. I had the privilege of interning for a certain news corporation at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. I’ve decided to unload some of those photos before I leave for my year abroad.