Thursday, July 20, 2023

Day 14 by Zac .. final day

9pm local time. Loaded up to leave the farm. Hour and a half on the road to the airport in Bishkek. Slight delay getting through security but got our bags checked and boarding passes. Final goodbyes, giant hugs, and some parting words to John, Julie, Kamala, and Nikolai. Through passport control and more security, then a couple hours to wait before our 6 hour flight to Istanbul.

. Landed in Türkiye, a STUNNING airport, and got through a busy security fairly smoothly. 9 and a half hour layover, and we all pretty much went separate ways or in small groups to spend our time.

Kat, Jenaia, and I searched for fooooood. Ended up at the nicest breakfast joint in the airport 👌🏼👌🏼 I spent the rest of my time exploring, eating, napping, exploring, shopping, eating, and exploring.
Igor was flying to Dallas while the rest of us flew to Toronto, but our departure times were extremely similar and at neighbouring gates. Got to spend some final intentional time with him, and then we ended up on our 11 hour flight back to North America. 
Landing in Toronto, things seemed to go fairly smoothly getting through customs. Jenish & Emma were there waiting for his mom, who travelled with us from Kyrgyzstan to Canada for her first time, here to meet her grandkids. I had the closest commute of anyone on the team, 

so I made it to Brantford by 11pm local time. 36 hour trip.

Thank you Zac for your account of your two week trip to the farm. It was such a pleasure to have you and your whole teem working along with us . 

If anyone is interested in coming on a team to Kyrgyzstan, Go over to Possibilities International , they have a trip on the board for 2014, and there are still a few spots left on it . or if you would like to come on your own  or with your own team, contact us directly and we can help you make it happen.  


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