28 May 2009
Rebekah and I spent a wonderful weekend visiting some Argentinian friends in Tokmok, about 60km east of Bishkek, in Kyrgystan. Seba had been one of the group that had welcomed us to Misiones with the students on PEF a few years ago. Who would have thought that we would meet up again in Central Asia??
These cute little schafers were scampering all over the horse pasture in Tokmok. I really don't know what they are. They could have been gophers, since they lived in holes in the ground, but they don't look anything like Gopher, so I'm not sure.
27 May 2009
11 May 2009
This was a hike a week ago. We were planning to hike from Medeo to Butakovka, but we were kind of slow in getting started (or gathering everyone) and then we took a scenic detour to bypass the gate charge, and only ended up hiking to the saddle and back. But it was nice and we had a really good time.
Someone had hung a bag under a cracked birch branch and it had filled with sap. By the time we found it it tasted a little old, but it was still cool.