River Palace Hotel
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... flagged down the manager and asked if we could buy wine by the glass. He spoke no English, but had a translate app on his phone. His nonverbals indicated that they would be happy to serve us, and he sent a female employee behind the bar.
His next move surprised us. Placing two quality wine glasses on the table, he informed us through his translate app that the bar would not open unti tomorrow. He then reached into Mike's bag and pulled out a bottle ...
... Asian in the sense that little attention is given to visual appeal, or creating social spaces. When you go up the stairs each floor is like a maze. Three floors later, I had a hell of a time finding my way back to the market. It reminded me of Christmas shopping at West Edmonton Mall.
I generally shop at Rahat twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Rahat has the best, and
often the only, Romaine lettuce in town. On weekdays, I sometimes share a ...
... Mike and Annette, Melanee.
3. DAIS teachers and spouses: Norm and Lory, Jeremy and May, Mike and Annette, Melanee, John, Lisa, Peter and Konna, Greg and Brenda, Brent and Cheryl.
Mike suggested that we should have a name for our tribe. Naming was easy - my favorite tribal name is Kwakiutl, the First Nations tribe of my good friend Duane and our godson Jarod Dawson. Lory would like that name for a group she belongs to, so I will have to sort out ...
... Khan when he spread his Mongol Empire across Asia and into Eastern Europe in the thirteenth century. Kazakhstan was part of that empire right up to the nineteenth century. In a park near our place is an impressive historical monument to Makhambet and Isatay, two Kazakh warrior heroes who defended Atyrau against the Mongols of the Golden Horde in 1836.
We arrived in Atyrau, at 00:55 am Astanan time, 11:55pm local time. While we slept a lot and because we had to take the next train at 11:55am (another 20 hours of sleep was waiting for us!) we wanted to walk a bit and discover the city.
Boys went out to explore the city, at around three in the morning. It was kind of scary while we had to cross huge blocks of enlightened gloomy houses to reach the city form the station. ...