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Alkmaar Cheese Market – Say Cheese!

Alkmaar Cheese Market – Say Cheese! Cheesy title, right? Yet somehow appropriate, given that today’s post comes to you from the town of Alkmaar and its tourist cheese market! Though similar to many small towns in Holland, Alkmaar is interesting in its own whey. On the Waag square in the center of Alkmaar’s old town, … Continue reading »

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Too Lazy to Care

Contrary to what everyone I know in America seems to think, long-term independent travel is not just some big happy vacation. Crossing from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan was one of the most-hassle filled two days of my life, and by the time I got to Khojand I was feeling downright lazy. I spent about an hour, … Continue reading »

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Where to Buy a Kyrgyz Horse

 

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A Walk through small-town Tajikistan

There are times that, honestly, I can’t really explain why. A place just grabs me, without much of a clear reason way. Istravshan was, I think, one of those. Though of some prominence in Tajikistan’s history, today Istravshan is just  a small-town with a big bazaar and a couple of historic mosques and mausoleums. It … Continue reading »

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Shopping the Urgut Bazaar

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More marvelous markets of Istanbul

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaars I’ve talked about Istanbul’s markets before, several times in fact, but I’m constantly drawn to them. Between the combination of delicious food, vibrant colors, and a constant flow of people I could spend an hour or two everyday just walking through these markets with a camera. These are some of my favorite … Continue reading »

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Bishkek Market Madness Sale

Bishkek Markets  

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Istanbul Epony-mosque

Blue Mosque   Quick, think of one thing you know about Istanbul!   Those of you who said Hagia Sophia, very good. You can put your hands down. Anybody else? Of the things I knew I HAD to check out in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque was tied for first at the very top of the … Continue reading »

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