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Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Kyrgyzstan Edition

Austrian Radio Interview: Kyrgyzstan Edition   In what seems to be an ongoing series of interviews with Radio FM4 in Vienna, I spoke with their team at the end of March about travel opportunities in Kyrgyzstan as a representative of Lonely Planet. Having been based here off and on since 2012, it was a nice … Continue reading »

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Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Eritrea Edition

Austrian Radio Interview: ‘Travel Eritrea’ Edition Hey again! I’m finally back to Kyrgyzstan after two months on the ground in Texas, but just before I hopped back on a flight to head this way I found time to record another interview with Radio FM4 in Austria. This one’s about Eritrea, which I visited back in … Continue reading »

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Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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Year In Photos: 2016

Year in Photos: 2016 So, I know it has been a little quiet around here, but that’s just because I’ve been having a fantastically awesome year with not a lot of time left over for personal projects and especially this blog. Never fear, though, as I’ve been taking photos all the while; and while it … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Nooruz (Persian New Year) in Bishkek

Celebrating Nooruz (Persian New Year) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan   (Note: this Nooruz post originally published in 2014. Sadly I’m out of town for 2016 festivities, but hopefully next year I’ll be able to catch it in Bishkek or Tashkent or maybe even Tehran? Till then, sprazdnikom nooruz!) As with any holiday worth the title, half … Continue reading »

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Hey That’s Me!: Recent Features in Kyrgyzstan’s Media

Hey That’s Me: Features in Kyrgyzstan’s Media Let’s talk, for a moment, about Kyrgyzstan’s media and about me. Big cities are great, wonderful in fact, full of culture and action and people and beautiful moments and hidden secrets. But they are not the places I crave. On those long dark nights when a trip has gone … Continue reading »

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Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: An Overly-Thorough Guide

Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: An Overly-Thorough Guide Skiing in Kyrgyzstan – it doesn’t get a lot of international press, not nearly as much as it should. Kyrgyzstan isn’t necessarily the easiest place to spend winter, and for many I think dreams of Thai beaches and southern-hemisphere summer are often top of mind. While all the snow and ice … Continue reading »

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Galveston Island: Houston’s Favorite Beach Town

Exploring Galveston Island: Houston’s Favorite Beach Town The fourth largest city in the US by population, and the 9th largest in the world by land area. A concrete jungle, a stretch of unbroken cityscape extending for miles and miles in every direction. Sometimes you need a break, and sometimes you need a beach, and unless you want … Continue reading »

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