Thursday, July 21, 2011

And we're off,,,in a shower of camel dung and small stones.

Sitting in the boarding lounge by Gate 5, waiting for a bus to haul us out in the rain to the 737 sitting somewhere on the tarmac.  The Canadian Embassy has been very very helpful in lining up meetings, recommending translation services and finding a driver.  The LogoGuy has put together a decent logo for our new venture.  Tomorow I arrive at 6:20 am, get picked up along with four other Canadians who arrive at 6:05 am and go to the hotel.  Sleep will be short as I have two meetings possibly three or four that day/evening. 

Sat and Sun are taken up with the Crop Conference where I will learn what is going on in grain farming in Kazakhstan.  Mon to Thurs noon meetings with interested parties.  Then turn myself over to the organizers of the Exhibition and Livestock Forum until the morning of August 1.

My visa is EXACTLY for July 21 to August 1.  Makes a person feel welcome.  Like Ukraine and Russia, there is a wide gulf between the Politics and the people.

Loading call.  Bye.


  1. Love you, Pops. Hope you are doing well.

  2. Hope you have a good time Fodder and learn all kinds of interesting things to tell us about.

  3. You're going to have one busy time, BF. I hope your travelling "liberates" some useful prospects.

  4. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. I'm going through a similar situation in my work life. I wouldn't be surprised if they had us doing a can can dance in gay Paris before it's all over. :-)


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