Kyrgyzstan

The Year in Photos: 2014

The Year in Photos: 2014 I take a lot of photos. I don’t have a firm count on how many I shot in 2014, but I kept around 5000 shots this year and tend to delete the majority of what I take so 10,000 is a conservative estimate. Even with all those to choose from, … Continue reading »

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Instagram Update: The Best of November

I know, I know, I know. Only two posts in November, and both of those fro old trips to Europe! I spent November in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and the beaches of Southern Turkey and online working in Bishkek… and yet somehow didn’t get around to writing about ANY of it. Luckily, though, I did … Continue reading »

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Instagram Update: The Best of October

I realize things have been unusually quiet around here since September, but as is often the case the more I find myself traveling the less free time I seem to have to write travel blog posts. I’ve been in and out of Bishkek over the past month, researching and getting permits for an ongoing project on … Continue reading »

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Kumtor Gold Mine: Kyrgyzstan’s Fine Line

Kumtor Gold Mine: Kyrgyzstan’s Fine Line Between Ecology and Economy Standing squarely at the heart of countless clashes, the Kumtor Gold Mine is equally one of Kyrgyzstan’s most important economic contributors and one of its most controversial environmental and investment considerations. The Kumtor Gold Mine is located high in the mountains to the south of Issyk-Kol, … Continue reading »

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The Best of September: An Instagram Update

The Best of September: An Instagram Update What a month! First snow leopards, then the World Nomad Games, and now all of a sudden I’ve got to get a Magazine together within the next few weeks. Add to that commitments to write aboout the Nomad Games for other sites and a few ongoing writing commitments … Continue reading »

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Saving Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan: the NABU Rehabilitation Center

Saving Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan: the NABU Rehabilitation Center Alternate Title: Gratuitous Pictures of Snow Leopards The whole thing started, really, with a ‘Special Exhibition on Snow Leopards’ in the Kyrgyzstan State Museum of Fine Arts. Walking through those quiet halls looking at a hundred-odd photos and drawings snow leopards made by artists from across … Continue reading »

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Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day Holiday: Celebrating Nomad Style

Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day Holiday: Celebrating Nomad Style Holidays are always an awesome time to travel, and Independence Day is a particularly fine festivity. No matter whether Hot Dogs and Fireworks for the 4th of July in the US or Military Parades on Bastille Day in Paris, Independence Day holidays are usually a combination of patriotism and … Continue reading »

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On Beautiful Places in Kyrgyzstan: Hiking in Shamsi Gorge

On Beautiful Places in Kyrgyzstan: Hiking in Shamsi Gorge There are countless beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan – I often feel like every new valley and every new gorge offer some new and incredible view. Mountains, alpine pastures, shepherds and yurts galore. It was with some excitement, then, that I signed up for a Trekking Union trip … Continue reading »

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