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PashbyMaul Adventures update on world travels, life, current and future adventures.

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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 

Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent

It's hard to find "old" Tashkent, but seeking it out is certainly worth the effort. 50 years ago, an earthquake damaged the city, and opportunistic Soviet planners used the seismic event (described in various magnitudes depending on the source) as an excuse to bulldoze the old town and build a social modernist utopia. Today, wide avenues and … Continue reading Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent

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 94: Back to Reality

So after an amazing weekend exploring a new corner of Italy, the past two days brought us back to the reality of our "normal" lives, and preparing for our relocation to Uzbekistan. It's always an interesting conversation when we talk to people who want to visit us here in Italy. "We'll go out for so … Continue reading Day 94: Back to Reality

Our Time is Now

A few people are aware, but many are not, that we have decided to change our vocational focus for the next few years.  Drew began working on his Masters in Public Administration at Penn State this week, and we've been talking for a while about attending the Council of International Schools job fair.  We've been … Continue reading Our Time is Now