1 Year 

Roughly 1 year ago today, the PashbyMauls were packing up all of our household items in Vicenza, Italy, shipping them to various parts of the world, and graciously letting go of as many things as we could. This past year marked our biggest life transition since we were married and began Life Together. Since our … Continue reading 1 Year 


Alisher Navoi National Park

Advertised as one of the greatest city parks in the country, Alisher Navoi park provides residents of bustling Tashkent a welcome respite from hectic city life. Shaded paths under massive trees along idyllic canals and grassy areas to relax, we could see how, in its heyday, this park was Tashkent's primary leisure center. Sparsely populated … Continue reading Alisher Navoi National Park

One Month In – just getting our feet wet

When one normally talks about a life change, it's to do with changing jobs, getting married, moving for a promotion, retirement, etc. We don't know anyone who's moved to Uzbekistan before, and this is a major life change for us... in more ways than one. Background - Alicia and I lived in Italy together for … Continue reading One Month In – just getting our feet wet

Uzbekistan – First Impressions

Turkish Airlines, Boston to Istanbul, Istanbul to Tashkent. By the time we arrived in Istanbul, I had already been mauled by our tyrannical Tuscan farm cat Ponce. While attempting to quench his kitty thirst on the 11 hour flight, he decided he didn't like the oral syringe method, and proceeded to sink his fangs deep … Continue reading Uzbekistan – First Impressions

Day 2: The day before we fly

How does one sum up a six year experience in Italy? One doesn't. One lives life to its fullest each and every day. The last day needn't be any different should each day truly be a fulfilling experience worth savoring for the rest of your life. Today was no different. Today was our last full … Continue reading Day 2: The day before we fly

Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

This topic is too big to discuss in one day!  Here is Part 1 of a short series dedicated to this topic: If you're someone who has a similar lifestyle to the PashbyMauls, moving internationally is an inevitable part of life.  There is no question IF a move will take place in life; there is acknowledgement … Continue reading Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

Day 33: Expats Missing Some Tex-Mex

It's been known that one of the things Americans living overseas miss the most is Mexican food. We are currently entertaining two lovely ladies who are visiting from Switzerland after studying abroad there since Feburary. I know Kimberly from Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church in Midland, MI, where the last time I saw her she was … Continue reading Day 33: Expats Missing Some Tex-Mex