Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Walking Tour of Qazax

Hey guys! It's me, Jessi. Well actually thats Miss Jessi to you now that I have offically started teaching.

So, here I am. I've been living in Qazax for a month now and I figure it is time for you all to get a tour of my new home.

This is the sun rise this morning from my front door. Those small mountains in the distance, those are the Lower Caucacus.

You probably figured, but this is my bedroom. Messy as usually, although I do try to keep my room clean here, I made my bed at least! I know, I need to take the Christmas decorations down, that is my next goal.

This is my house. You may regocnize the pink towel, blue sweat-shirt and random array of socks hanging out to dry, yeah, they're mine. I live on a family compound with three houses; my house, my dad's mom's house is the one next to mine and his Uncle lives in another. My room is in the back of the house.

This is my gate, I walk through this bad boy multiple times a day.

Once I walk through my gate I am out on my street. Here it is...

These geese guard my gate every morning. They are very nice and try to attack me everytime I walk past them.

Usually when I am leaving my house it's because I am going here. This is my school. It only takes me 10 minutes to walk here.

After school I like to walk around the city. This street is full of hardware stores :)

This is something like a bus stop. You can see the main street after all the buses and the city bazar is just on the other side.

This is one of the parks in Qazax. It's sunny today.

Most of the time after school I also meet up with my site mates. This is Connie.

And this is Amanda (and me, if you have already forgotten what I look like).

Sometimes my site mates and I go exploring. Last week we found a canal behind my house and eventually made it up this little hill that over looks the city of Qazax. Somewhere down there you can see my house.

Then I go home. I walk down this street...

and pass this van, which I really like.

So I hope you enjoyed this little make shift tour of my new home. I'm going to leave you with this picture of the Greater Caucasus. It doesn't fit into my tour because I didn't go over to that part of the city with you today, but I think it is beautiful. I hope all of your holidays were wonderful and your new year is off to a great start! I know mine is :) Talk to you soon! Miss you all.