Dean arrived in Bishkek on July 7 where he started the day by visiting the Shopokov English Access program. The students were happy to practice their English with him, and even happier to run with him for a few hundred yards.
On July 6th, Dean bid the Kyrgyz mountains farewell, but not before having one final adventure. Waking with the rising sun, Dean began his route into the Too Ashuu valley.
July 5th saw Dean running through the mountainous heart of Kyrgyzstan. Running through the cloudy mist, Dean was able to see first-hand the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic lifestyle.
This annual International Visitor Leadership Program exchange welcomes British Members of Parliament to the United States to explore U.S. politics and the legislative process at both federal and state levels.
July 4: Happy Independence Day! July 4th marked Dean's first full day in the Kyrgyz Republic.The morning started out overcast and drizzly, which was just what Dean needed after multiple days of 95+ degree weather.
Dean started today at the Aisha Bibi, an 11th century mausoleum that serves as a monument to love and faithfulness. Today marked the end of Dean's first Kazakhstan leg.