Photo Blogs

Blogs told in pictures, rather than words. Ok, there are a few words thrown in too.

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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MonkBoughtLunch’s Year in Photos: 2015

MonkBoughtLunch’s Year in Photos: 2015 The past year in photos: 2015. What a year it was. Funerals on the ghats of Varanasi, a bit of a long chat with the tourist police in Jordan, getting just a touch stranded in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, taking my first helicopter ride over the skyscrapers of Dubai, and of course … 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… Summer.

Hey there! I’m still here! No but seriously, I’m still alive, even if this website may not reflect that. As a matter of fact, there has been SO much going on that I’ve barely even covered my external writing gigs. So don’t blame me! Blame Lonely Planet and GoMad Nomad and… well, to be honest that’s pretty … 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 April

Instagram Updates: The Best of April   Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading »

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Victory! Celebrating Victory Day in Bishkek.

Victory! Celebrating Victory Day in Bishkek. I’m currently out of the country, missing this year’s Victory Day celebrations in Kyrgyzstan. This is a big year, though, the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and likely the last big anniversary that will see a significant number of veterans of the fighting able … Continue reading »

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