I also made a collage of all the painted wooden houses I photographed from a van window. They don't do the houses justice, but I couldn't bear to delete them all!
And, since I have one of the very few English-language blogs about Yekaterinburg, Foreign Service officers and their family members seem to find me that way. So next weekend we're getting together with three FSOs heading to Yekat in the coming year. There is so little information out there about Yekaterinburg as a post, I feel like it's kind of my duty to help others heading that way.
It's funny - I was talking to John the other day about how weird this lifestyle is, how we're expected to adapt to another culture for two years and then just move on to something else. But we never really move on completely, do we? I can't wait to get to Peru and start making new memories to add to the collection!