Three visits and one stopover in TarazTalas, Kyrgyzstan
During my stint with ACCELS Aelita and I made three visits to Talas. We scheduled a third one to allow more students from the Talas Oblast to participate in the program.
My assistant is also from Talas so her mother invited my driver and I to her apartment. Since my assistant's sister lived in Talas, her mother would send some food and vegetables with the driver. I enjoyed the Talas trip since I got to stopover in Taraz a couple times and Karatau on a couple trips.
There is a lot of "I should have done this or that" on the last Talas trip. To this day I regretted turning down an invitation to Aelita's mother on the final trip. I was in so much pain so I really just wanted to stay at the hotel. The things you remember as you get older.