Back from Central Asia

I arrived yesterday morning to Egypt from Central Asia - what a trip! I spent nearly four weeks in the Stans. Uzbekistan for 3 weeks and Kyrgyzstan for 1 week. I feel incredibly energized and rejuvenated, and the trip gave me both the stimulation and the peace of mind to reflect and think more deeply.

I spent yesterday primarily with the family. My brother, my sister-in-law, and my nephews are back from Canada. It has been just over six months since I had seen them. It was a great day playing around with sand castles, my little nephew being silly, and having dinner by the pool.

Building a sand castle
Ali wearing my mom's glasses