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July 5th 2014
Published: July 15th 2014
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Hello all, and may I send many extremely hot and sweatily warm wishes from Osh, the Southern City of Kyrgyzstan!!! It is hot in that way that you might cook if you leave yourself out in the sun for too long. But you want to lie naked in a pool of water, which would have to be outside, and then hopefully not in the sun so you don't cook, like I already mentioned. What a vicious cycle.

So as I sit here trying to keep myself hydrated, I'm going to let you all know about the amazing home I have moved into here in Osh, my to be home for the next two years. I started off my Osh experience in another home, and moved to this one over a week ago. And I absolutely love it!

But as they say, family is what makes a house a home, so lets start with my latest Kyrgyz family. My Apa is Dilbar, she runs an NGO that promotes peace and cooperation between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek ethnic groups. Ethnic tenion has been a major issue in Osh, culminating in a crisis in 2010 with riots and deaths. Since then, Osh has healed in some ways, but divisions are still present and there is still progress to be made. Enter, my Apa! She's amazing, so friendly, happy, hard working, and a very positive person to see when I get home.


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Cheers, Emily

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15th July 2014

Peace Corp
What a wonderful experience you are on. Always thought I should have gone into the Peace Corp. We are eager to read all the ups and downs. Good luck.

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