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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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Defenders of the Fatherland Day: Holidays in Bishkek, Soviet-style

Defenders of the Fatherland Day: Holidays in Bishkek, Soviet-style (This article originally posted on Defenders of the Fatherland Day in 2014. To follow updates from 2015’s holiday in Bishkek, follow my Facebook Page and Instagram feed.) Once ‘Red Army Day’, then ‘Soviet Army and Navy Day’, and now finally ‘Defenders of the Fatherland Day’. With piles of … Continue reading »

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Better with Besiktas

Given my predilection for both soccer and Istanbul, is it any surprise that when I finally found myself in the city mid-season that I made a determined effort to see a game? Indeed if anything, the surprising thing here is that I haven’t been to more futbol matches around the world.  (Why is there not … Continue reading »

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Coca no es Cocaine!

In an unexpected find, especially given Freud’s well known historical therapeutic usage of cocaine in Vienna, my first day of exploring the city saw a small demonstration in front of the Parliament building by Bolivians seeking recognition that coca leaves were not the same as cocaine. It was a splash of color and noise on … Continue reading »

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Cuttling with the Fishes

Is it some sort of alien? A destruction-portending nightmare sent to bring our very civilization to an end? No, its a cuttlefish. It kind of looks like that first though, doesn’t it? I’ve seen these things three of four times while snorkeling around the Pacific Ocean, and I always sit and watch them for a … Continue reading »

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Many Many Manta Rays

One of the biggest draws of SCUBA diving in Yap, indeed one of the biggest reasons tourists come to Yap at all, is the ready access to Manta Rays. Hundreds of miles from the next shallow reefs, the coral gardens of Yap make the perfect place for deep-diving manta rays to be cleaned of parasites … Continue reading »

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Folk Music in Nepal

So many times as I was wandering around the streets of Nepal I was surprised with musical performances – almost always at or around temples or religious sites. Listen to them all or listen to the ones that interest you most, but enjoy this little musical slice of wandering around Nepal.     Music, surprise, … Continue reading »

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Trekking Everest Base Camp

Trekking Everest Base Camp My experience with trekking up to Everest Base Camp actually started outside of Nepal, in the common room of the Khongor Guesthouse in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia.  In the course of a conversation with another American (Heather, from Arkansas) who was also headed next as a solo traveler to Nepal we discussed … Continue reading »

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