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Reflections on the Past

Two years ago I seriously started thinking about long-term travel – seriously in the sense that I deemed the money in my bank account solely for the purpose of the “big trip”, set a date, and started planning where to go. I recently came across the traveler pre-trip profile on and thought it was interesting to look back and… Read more
August 27, 2008 · Continue Reading · 2
bishkek at night

Central Asian TidBits Buffet

In an attempt to be caught-up and on-the-ball upon my return abroad in September, I’ve decided to combine all these little ideas for individual blog posts into one smorgasbord of interesting bits. So, here you have it! What I’ve learned, loved, lacked and l-acquired (?) while in Central Asia.
August 20, 2008 · Continue Reading · 2
dry cleaning shirt

Bizarre Bazaar Finds

Walmart, McDonald’s, and Stop n Shop’s do not exist here (although Narodnie is an excellent little grocery store) in K-Stan. So, when I want to buy something not of designer quality, I head to the bazaar – a place I love, a place I hate… a place I simply love to hate! Shopping at the bazaar used to be an… Read more
August 8, 2008 · Continue Reading · 5

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