Middle East

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan: A Nomad Olympics

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan: An Olympics for Nomadic Cultures If you were following my Facebook Page or Instagram in 2014, you’ll have undoubtedly seen a flood of images from old-school portraits to crazy sporting events, all from one very specific and amazing event: The World Nomad Games 2014. Hosted by Kyrgyzstan and featuring teams from across the Pan-Turkic world and … Continue reading »

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1001 Nights: An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show

1001 Nights: Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show   An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show, I hear you asking? I was just as surprised as you are. Of all the cities I’ve worked as a photographer on these tour gigs, nowhere do I seem to end up exploring the ‘nightlife’ options as often as Istanbul. Istanbul … Continue reading »

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Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide

Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide Dubai is not traditionally a backpacker favorite. Despite perceptions of being overpriced and obscenely flashy, though, I’ve come to find myself looking forward to infrequent passes through the Emirates for exactly one reason: the FOOD in Dubai. The wealth of cuisines available in the Emirates, from to home-style US and … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: #VisitJordan Edition

Instagram Updates: #VisitJordan Edition Don’t all roll your eyes at once, now, but sometimes even I need a vacation. I know, I know, it seems like the greatest gig in the world right? Traveling all over and somehow convincing other people to pay for it. But every once in a while I need some time … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Talkin’ Turkey – Photos of Istanbul

Instagram Updates: Talkin’ Turkey I hang out in Istanbul a lot. Like, a lot a lot. By my count, next week’s visit will be my 20th in the past three years. Part of that is just that, living in Bishkek, Istanbul is the obvious flight hub. Part of it is that I quite like the … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates – Best of May

Instagram Updates – Best of May Well, hello there. It has been quiet around here, hasn’t it? I’ve been off tramping across the dunes of Dubai and up the volcanoes of Indonesia for the last few months, and of course spending time glued to the computer for my desk job back here in Bishkek; but … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of March

Instagram Updates: Best of March I’ve been having a bit of computer trouble recently, in that my computer won’t charge at all and so I’ve got no way to access the hundreds and hundreds of shots I took in Dubai. I’m hoping to have it resolved soon but, luckily, I was able to edit and … Continue reading »

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Instagram Update: The Best of February

Instagram Update: The Best of February Compared to December and January, February has been strangely quite for me. In fact I’ve been in Bishkek, as in haven’t left the limits of the city, for over a month and a half now! All those trip to Turkey and India and Kazakhstan caught up with me, I … Continue reading »

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