This past weekend we returned to Kolsai Lakes, one of our favorite spots in Kazakhstan. As I wrote about in the past, Kolsai Lakes is not only a beautiful location (recall exceptionally clear lakes surrounded by woody slopes), but it has a lot of sentimental value to us. It’s where we got engaged and is a symbolic representation of the beginning of this wild adventure halfway around the world. Travis chose to celebrate his birthday there. It was so much fun! We hiked, sang songs around a campfire and sought refuge in our tent when the sky’s briefly opened up. I am also very excited to report that we caught a few small trout!