Hi, I’m Stephen. I wasn’t born a traveler, but over the years I’ve sort of grown into it. Aside from a few days or months here and there, my first big trip out of the US was moving to China in 2008 just a few months after graduating from college.
After a year and a half of living in Shenzhen, China as an English teacher I decided I’d had enough. Quit my job on March 20th, 2010 to travel the world until further notice. I spent my time doing a bit of watching, a lot of photography, and occasionally even write something I’m proud of.
Before I quit that teaching job, I traveled mostly in China. Since then, I’ve been all over Asia with some short forays to North America, Europe, and the Middle East when I needed to change things up. My current focus is on Central Asia, because I continue to find it to be one of the most interesting and beautiful places on earth. Look at the “Where I’ve Been” tab up top to see more, or check out my personal portfolio.
I’m back in Bishkek now, actually looking to settle down for a bit! I’ve got an apartment and am lining up interviews for jobs, and may be living a more normal life soon! Well… normal for Kyrgyzstan anyways? Check back later or find me on facebook/twitter for more news!