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Asian Popular Music: No Gaga H8erz Allowed

In which we realize that you can take the Boys out of America, but you can’t take the awful American pop music out of the Boy’s new environment. Continue reading

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The Name Game!

It’s true, we’ve given Central Asians a rough time. But we love them! But they’re also a pain in the ass, especially when introducing yourself, especially if you’re Devon. Continue reading

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Where There Is No Reason

On our recent All-American Peace Corps Grand Tour of Kazakhstan 2010 (Kaz69), we spied on just about every Volunteer’s bookshelf their Corps-required copy of David Werner’s Where There Is No Doctor, a detailed (and very graphically illustrated) guide to facing … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans II

Part II of our thorough, incisive, unbiased, wholesome, American, thirdhand account of Kazakhstan. (Continued from Part I.) Names: Mark and Mike Location: Taraz, a reasonably picturesque college town Profession: Peace Corps non-profit management consultant and English teacher, respectively Kaz21 Newbies, Mark, … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans I

Besides the litany of hygienic horrors and abuses of animals we now encounter on a daily basis, something we hadn’t anticipated before this trip was the basic acknowledgment that other cultures are scary and weird. When the time came to … Continue reading

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Zhanatac, KZ: Devastation In Pictures!

Located just a few miles outside of the middle of Absolute Dick All, Southern Kazakhstan, Zhanatac proved to be an often unsettling and thus rewarding stop on our All-American Tour of the steppe. A background on the place? Oh, all … Continue reading

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