- Dustin got his first Azerbaijani haircut last week and thinned out his beard. According to our host dad, "only painters wear beards." Not sure if that's good or bad...
- I'm taking public transportation everyday...and not barfing -- small victories, folks...that's what I live for these days. For those of you that are unaware of my little issue with all things rolling, flying, or floating -- ask Cissy...
- The weather is interesting. When we got here, it was really warm -- a lot like home, actually. Within days, things had started to change. According to our host sister, "weather transformation immediate..." sounded like a weather update on the Starship Enterprise - I was impressed. Anyway, now it is chilly in the morning and the wind kicks up something fierce in the afternoons. From what we hear, the winter can be pretty harsh.
- We have access to the Internet on a pretty regular basis because Dustin and I live in a bigger town. The only problem is that our daily schedules are so packed, that we don't have much time to visit the Internet cafes. We have language classes for about 4 hours a day followed or preceded by technical sessions (teaching for me, business for Dustin) for another 4-5 hours. Once you factor in time on buses, etc - we've got about an hour to attempt to socialize with our family in Azeri before we are done for the day.
Keep the questions coming. We'll answer when we can.
We love to hear from all of you! We'll continue to post every chance we get.
|Dustin and Our Host "Ata" Father - They're Buddies -- They Even Dress Alike :)|
|...At the Food Bazaar...|
|...Heydar Park, Near Our Apartment...|
|...Jokes About "Crossing the Road" Can No Longer Be Limited To Chickens...|
|...Sheep and Satellite Dishes...|
|...How We're Rollin' These Days...|