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My English Classroom, Karatau Lyceum - Peace Corps Kazakhstan

My Classroom – Karatau Lyceum

During my second year in the Peace Corps, I decided to put more effort in designing my classroom.  Most teachers in Karatau already did...
Karatau, Kazakhstan

Welcome to Karatau

I took a picture of this sign in 1997.  It was first uploaded unto one of my old websites in 2000.  Now, if there...
My Kazakh Host Family - Karatau, Kazakhstan

I am Kazakh

I made a brief visit back in Karatau, Kazakhstan, in October, 1999, passing from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, heading to Talas, Kyrgyzstan.  I was allowed to...
My Kazakh Host Brother and Sisters - Karatau, Kazakhstan

My Kazakh Host Brother and Sisters

For two years they kept me company during my Peace Corps service in Karatau, Kazakhstan.  We even had sibling fights and arguments, especially Gulzhan...
Karatau Mosque 2007

Karatau Mosque Today

I found this image of the completed Karatau Mosque today at Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5bp5zl2bu5rpC3QBTKQ99A
Karatau Mosque 1997

Karatau Mosque – 1997

When I lived in Karatau, Kazakhstan, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, there were two mosques in the town.  With Saudi funding, the townspeople started...
Riskul - Karatau Lyceum


This picture was one that surprised me when I saw it in the US.  It nearly brought tears to my eyes. If you look at...