One of my Year Eight students is going back to America for good, after a lifetime in Central Asia, first in Uzbekistan and then here in Kyrgyzstan. He wrote this today:
My dear Kyrgyzstan, you found a very special place in my heart a place I call home. You have shown me the majestic natural features, from your snow topped mountains to beautiful lake Issy-kul. Your people have shown me warm hospitality and great food. You have given me friends I will never forget and who have changed my life. But I am afraid it is time to part ways you gave me place to call home and I will never forget that. You are so beautiful.
Goodbye my love
Goodbye my home
Goodbye my Kyrgyzstan!