My home away from home in Kygyzstan
ACCELS Kyrgyzstan Head Office was in Bishkek.
The American Councils for International Education
hired me right out of
Kazakhstan and offered me a position as a Program Recruiter. I was assigned to
Bishkek but needed to attend training in Moscow, Russia. I arrived in
Bishkek. My Kyrgyz host family's son picked me up. I would stay with
his parents for my entire time in Bishkek.
Bishkek was not what I had expected. It was as beautiful as Almaty.
I lived in Yug-2 and had a good view of the mountains. I enjoyed
Of course, there was work to do. Part of it was on the road visiting
cities in Kyrgyzstan. The rest was in Bishkek.
Below are some of the photos I took while I was in Bishkek. I do not
have any pictures of my Kyrgyz host family.
Manas International Airport
The four months went fast primarily because I was on the road. I
lost contact with the Chokubaevs. I never met them when I moved back
to Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2013. Recently, I was able to get into contact with one of my
Kyrgyz host brothers. I hope to meet him and his brother in the