Mountains calling

Deutsch? Klick hier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier! Winter in Uzbekistan’s capital is different than the winters we have experienced so far in both Germany and the Midwest. There is frost and definitely snow, so there is a chance for an occasional snow man in the front yard. Keep in mind, though, that he needs to be […]

It’s the beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Deutsch? Klickhier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klickhere/hier! When frosted grass fields greet you in the morning, when pre-dawn fogs replace the smoke of burned leaves, and when your (American) neighbors visit you to carol… then you know, it’s Christmas time around the globe. Even in Tashkent. I am a Christmas guy. I love the smell of oranges, cinnamon, […]

We made it!

Deutsch? Klick hier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier! I don’t want to bore you with travel wisdom on e.g. how to move with one five-year and one two year-old. So, to cut a long story short: it’s nerve-wracking, tiresome, mind-numbing, exhausting and – most of all – stressful. We traveled from Dulles to Frankfurt (thank you, Lufthansa, […]