Just a quick post to let the world know I arrived in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. We’re in the process of getting internet in our apartment, which involved calling the internet company to put our request “in line” with the other requests, then calling our landlord to figure out who the building “aunt” or “uncle” is, aka the keeper of the keys to the roof, where the internet guys will install everything. “Aunt Llyuba” (a total babushka by every definition) is only available to give us the keys during certain hours of the day, so let’s hope everything coordinates when the internet guys show up and need to access the roof.
And yes, this is all done in Russian through a girl we met at the university, pretty much our absolute life-saver because she’s helped us with… everything.
So in the meantime, we’re stuck using internet cafes. Expect some more exciting posts in the near future.