Still impatiently waiting for news about our LOI, we don't expect to hear anything for 10-14 days but that dosen't stop us checking our email every 10mins!!!
While we are waiting i'll post a little info and a few pics about the region we are heading too, Ust-Kamenogorsk (we can already spell it off by heart).
I got the following info from the official website, i'll also post a few photos from the baby house there before the end of the week.
Ust-Kamenogorsk city is the industrial, cultural and administrative center of the East-Kazakhstan region, city was founded in 1720 and is situated in the north-eastern part of the Republic of Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers, the territory makes up 54,4 thousand hectares.
The average temperature in January ranges from – 17 to –26C˚ with an absolute minimum off – 55C˚, (brrrrrr). As of October 2005 the population of the city numbers 300 900 people.
Keep praying that we will get our LOI sooner than expected and can be out and back before the end of the year.
My sister Avril is still hoping for a Christmas Miracle :)
Philip & Amanda