Tashkent – November 2019

On November 21st I headed to Tashkent, Uzbekistan with three of my colleagues for another Google Summit. You can read about that visit here! While I was in Tashkent for a Google summit I also got to visit a bit of the city. Thankfully it is not super large and it has good taxies so […]

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Belgrade, Serbia

In September I was able to go to Serbia for a weekend to present at an Apps Events Summit. This was my first time in Serbia so I was excited to see and experience a new country. I was also super excited that I got to do that with my colleague Nargiz! We arrived Thursday […]

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Saint Petersburg

May 2019 For the Victory Day weekend the school arranged a staff trip to Saint Petersburg. The idea with this trip was to do the off the beaten track sorts of sites. We left after school on Friday catching the Sapson or fast train. We arrived into Saint Petersburg around 9:30 in the evening and […]

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Summers Home

Reflecting back on my summer brings me back to thinking why I planned a seemingly uninteresting 2 months. I purposely planned only 2 stops this summer, though I did end up with an unexpected 3rd! For me this summer was about spending extended time with family, all of my family. Since moving to Russia my […]

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Istanbul – Days 2-4

One of the things that struck me about the sites in Istanbul is the amazing tile work. While I know that we were seeing the locations where the rich and powerful were, and we were seeing some of the best examples, it was still very impressive and very interesting. Also, not what I was expecting […]

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