Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Empecé mi blog hace tres años. Cada año me ha traído muchos cambios y nuevas experiencias en mi vida. Este año pasado era lo mismo. Kail y yo salimos de El Salvador. Llegamos a Afganistán. Empecé un nuevo trabajo. Recibimos nuestro próximo país de destino: Amman, Jordania. ViajamosContinue reading “Spanish Friday: El Aniversario de Mi Blog”
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.El fin de semana pasado tuvimos un reto del ciclismo: andar en bicicleta por cuatro horas, y hacer 100 millas. Cualquier persona que cumplió todo recibirá una camiseta.Las camisetas.
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Una de mis metas para 2015 es continuar de escribir tres cosas positivas por día. Entonces yo quería compartir unos ejemplos de estas cosas pequeñitas que me ayudan sobrevivir mi pena tiempo aquí.Un rompecabezas.
Our living room.Better late than never, right? So I had intended to post a “before and after” tour of our Kabul home — like I did for our apartment in San Salvador — much earlier. Like, before we reached the halfway point of our tour.
Back when I started my Project Life: Afghanistan scrapbook, we’d been at post a little over a month. We had learned our way around, bought a couple carpets, made some new friends. We had yet to travel on an R&R or RRB.
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Hemos llegado al punto medio de nuestro tiempo en Afganistán. Hemos estado aquí por seis meses. Tenemos seis meses más hasta que salimos.
A lot of people are gone for the holidays, including many of my fellow spin instructors, so I’ve picked up a couple extra classes here and there. I was able to keep up a good workout regimen when I was in Cairo but for some reason as soon as I returned to Kabul I lost all motivation.
On Thanksgiving, I had to spend the night in a containerized housing unit (CHU), commonly referred to as a “hooch.” I was heading to Cairo and, for reasons I won’t get into here, I had to depart (via helicopter!) earlier than expected and spend the night in my very own modified shipping container.
Kail and I were supposed to spend Thanksgiving at a big dinner with friends and colleagues, but circumstances beyond my control meant I had to miss the celebration entirely. I was kind of bummed, but I still managed to enjoy the DFAC‘s finest Thanksgiving lunch and, most importantly, prepare our contribution to the potluck. Also, I got toContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Kabul”