Monday, November 4, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 7 - 1)

Day 7

Quba goodbye dinner
 Day 6 ...Last Day in Quba

Day 5                                                     Leaving Quba


Monday, October 28, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 13 - 8)

Day 13

If I'm in my house, you will find me here. Warmest place there is. No gas = bedoffice

Day 12...My final goodbye dinner at the Carpet Factory (my organization)

Myself, My counterpart, My Director & My Weaver - presenting my carpet!
 Day 11

My Sumax Carpet!
 Day 10
Foggy Day in Quba

 Day 9

All the stuff going to Baku

 Day 8

Goodbye Dinner with one of my favorite families in Quba

Sunday, October 27, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 19 - 14)

Day 19

Men here play a game similar to backgammon
 Day 18
Last time I will ride the Quba to Baku bus

 Day 17
 Our country director ordered this carpet from my organization!
 Day 16
Juno & I..going to miss this little lady

  Day 15
My last trip to Siyezan

  Day 14...Adventures in Xizi, Alti Ağac & the Candy Cane Mountains!

Alti Ağac village (Xizi region)

Alti Ağac village (Xizi region)

Candy Cane Mountains

High Five at the Candy Cane Mountains

Sunday, October 13, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 26 - 20)

Day 26... my final Azeri package.

Over the past two years, I have received countless packages from my parents. My mom has done an amazing job at surprising me and keeping me stocked full of treats from home. This is the final one, THANKS MOM! Love you!

Day 25...hanging in my taxi down to Baku

Day 24...Baku at Sunrise

Day 23... Hiking in Lerik (south)

Family invited us for Kebab to celebrate Gurban Bayrami

Day 22
Tendir bread making lady in Lenkeran

Day 21

Saturday night grocery shopping in Baku...similar to the running of the bulls in Pamplona
Day 20 

Traditional Azeri portrait


Monday, October 7, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 32 - 27)

Day 32
Roasting up a chicken

Day 31
Cracking walnuts, the old fashioned way

 Day 30... Azerbaijan Election Day

Some of the Candidates

Voting Posters

Day 29

The beginning of my butternut squash soup

End result... creamy, butternut squash soup!
Day 28
My Street
Day 27
Doing some weaving on my carpet!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 38 - 33)

Day 38...

The local market where I do a lot of my shopping

Day 37... A friend and I decided to walk the length of the city

Day 36 ...My friend Julia & I found puppies on our walk home!

Day 35 Off to Siyezan

Doing some shopping for dinner

Proceeded to spill half of dinner on the floor...rickety stove

Day 34 

The sites of Siyəzən

Day 33
More sites of Siyəzən



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

50 Days to COS! (days 44 - 39)

 Day 44... My Office

Not my actual office room, but cozier so I work here sometimes.

 Day 43... Hanging with Heydar

Xaçmaz city,  Heydər Əliyev mosaic (former president of AZ)
Day 42...
Dinner w/ Friends! (L to R) Marcy, Kelsey & I!

Thai peanut chicken, buttered sweet corn & baked potatoes with sour cream and chives

Day 41...   

Breakfast Souffles with the girls! 

Day 40... Local Banking

My town bank...the blue awning is the atm

Day 39...  Juno helping me pack