Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Take You With Me...

Everywhere I Go...

"They left me
with your shadow,
saying things like
Life is not fair

& I believed them
for a long time.

But today,
I remembered
the way you laughed
& the heat
of your hand
in mine

& I knew that
life is more fair
than we can
ever imagine
we are there to live it"

Brian Andreas - StoryPeople

Dancing, Anyone?

A little glimpse into the dance culture of Azerbaijan...
Check out the videos by clicking on the links below...

Dustin's GABA Office Party

Ganja My Microphone - July 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our House...

Here's our house...check it out.

Summertime in the AZ

Summertime in Azerbaijan is a lot like Texas - hot. We made our two best purchases of our PCV lives the last few months, a fan and a kiddie pool, which we spend most of our waking moments in or around.
We've been traveling around the regions for the last few weeks, spending some time with PCVs around the country. Here are a few pictures...
July 4th - Hot Dogs, Watermelon, and 3 Stitches in an Azeri Hospital after a Little Horse Play...Here's the progression. Looking good D.Windham...

The "Qarpiz" Car

A Restaurant That Serves "Lobster"...Also Known As Crawdads...Mine is Chasing a Boat...

The Beach -- The Ming Reservoir -- About 1.5 Hours Away by Bus

The Tendir Ovens

Our Host Home @ a Village in Gusar Region - On a CBT (Community Based Tourism) Trip

The Kitchen @ the CBT Host Home

On the Walk Through a Village in Gusar Region

Boy With Bird...Which Sounds Sweet Until You Realize He's Tied To a String...

The Village School

I got a little car-sick on one of our trips...shocking, I know. This little guy came and guarded me while I recovered.
 I named him Toby Ziegler.

The Riverbed in Lahic (Lahij)

Tobacco Leaves Drying

The River, Balakan