Early tomorrow morning marks the start of a new adventure in Kazakhstan. Now that we have done our initial research it is time to put a program together and begin getting some things done. I am traveling by myself this time and will be working with our team of colleagues in Almaty. So, it promises to be a very different type of trip.
I am packing today and finding it a new challenge. This is the first project I’ve done in a cold weather place and my usual strategies do not apply. I plan to do my Christmas shopping while I’m on the road so as I lay everything out to pack, I’m thinking “which do I want more, this warm sweater or space in my bag for gifts I pick up along the way?”