Returning to Kazakhstan in mid-December I expected it to be cold, but it’s really cold. I continue to walk between the living accommodations (SV) and work location (TCOV) each day, but when it is cold AND windy my eyeballs hurt. I wear a sweatshirt, heavy jacket with hood, beanie, and gloves. On a couple days I even wore my insulated coveralls (that you use to go into the plant with) home. But you still need to see where you are walking. I have resorted to wearing my safety glasses when I walk, to keep the wind from driving into my eyes. I guess I could bring some ski goggles, but that would seem pretty nerdy. So instead, if it is really windy, I take the bus.