Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It is Really Cold in Bishkek

It is so cold now that in the morning on the walk between the bus and work my hands feel like they are on fire. I have taken to wearing two pairs of gloves, but this does not seem to have reduced the severity of the chill. I am going to go and see if I can find a really good pair of gloves soon. I would hate to have to leave some fingers behind in Bishkek due to frostbite.

4 comments:

KRISTIN said...

Wow! How cold in Celcius?

J. Otto Pohl said...

It was -27 degrees C. It is a lot warmer now. I hope it does not get that cold again.

david said...

Otto! Are you in Bishkek?! I'm the NYT stringer now in Central Asia, based in Almaty. I come to Bishkek often though and may be there in a couple of weeks. My email is loydstern@gmail.com. Cheers, David Stern

J. Otto Pohl said...

Dear Mr. Stern:

You have me confused with somebody else. Please note that my name is J. Otto Pohl. The first initial is there for a reason. I am an associate professor of political science not a writer for the NYT. That is another person with no J as a first initial. I hope your writing for the NYT does not exhibit the same poor research skills that you applied to my blog.