Culture Shock? I don’t know her.

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.

A Very (Issyk) Kul Weekend*

*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*

Arrival

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

Introductions

Hi, I’m Camryn.  I grew up in Lewistown, Montana, a small town in the center of the state.  I've grown the most however, in a surrounding realm of transit: in the processes of leaving from, and returning to. In junior high, I collected National Geographic magazines, from which torn-out pages were tacked onto my bedroom… Continue reading Introductions