Amber (Weiss) Whitley
Volunteer: Amber (Weiss) Whitley
Contributions from Amber (Weiss) Whitley
It was only my third day in Kazakhstan, but it was an important one. It was the day volunteers were taken home by our host families, the people we would live with during our three months of training in villages around the city of Almaty. A nervous energy filled the air as we packed and repacked our belongings, trying unsuccessfully to find a place for the water distiller and medical kits given to us by the Peace Corps. We all dressed in our Sunday best, whispering and gossiping like nervou...
Students from local colleges and universities participate in the first ever AIDS Walk organized by local PCVs.
A view of our outhouse after record cold and snow blanket much of the former Soviet Union.
Students of Russian School No. 1 in Chapaevo clamor for a gift from Grandfather Frost during the school's New Year celebration.
A woman at the bazaar in Shymkent hawking shashlyk, a form of shish kabab fameous throughout the former Soviet Union.
At bachellorette parties in Kazakhstan, it's tradition for the girls to form a circle in such a way and make a wish for the happiness of the new bride.