Instagram Update: The Best of November

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Posted by on December 1, 2014

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 manage to find time to post photos on my Instagram account nearly every day; whether shots from the archives or live from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.

The most popular, this shot from the mountains surrounding the village of Xinaliq in Azerbaijan, is one from way back in the archives yet remains one of my favorite memories and locations in the entire country. You might be amazed just how much time two photographers can spend with a flock of sheep in a picturesque mountain background.

This one too, is from way back. Since I stayed in Kyrgyzstan for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, I decided to celebrate by heading out to the snowy mountains just to the south of Bishkek for a weekend camping in the snow. This photo, from a trip last year to the same national park, is a good representation of what it felt like: snow, cold, and lots of walking to stay warm thorough an amazing landscape. Check back later for photos from this most recent trip.


The rest, as you might expect given my travels in November, are all from Turkey. These two, shots from the mosques of Istanbul, represent two of the most colorful parts of one of my favorite cities in the world. The next two, both from Antalya, mark the first time I’ve ever visited Turkey and left the big city… remarkable given that I’ve been there 15 times at this point! Another trip to IST is coming up in mid-December and, true to past form, it’ll be all big city all the time. I do want to get back to Antalya to explore a bit more, though, as well as to eventually see what the rural bits of Turkey look like.


That was November on my side of the world, and you can follow me on Instagram to see December’s updates and beyond. What was it like in your November, and what big plans do you have for the end of the year? 

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