Central Asia

Posted by | October 19, 2015

It's been over four years since I was in Astana, but the memory of this capital city's architecture keeps returning to me. So, when I stumbled upon these photos in...

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Posted by | October 18, 2015
Metalworker in Osh

Gone are the days where I live where kitchen tools and other metal objects are repaired. If it's broken, we discard it to be recycled or send it off to...

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Posted by | October 10, 2015
Photo Essay in ‘The Diplomat’

For the October 4th parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, I observed the processes for OSCE/ODIHR, an international multi-state organization. Previous to going, I asked The Diplomat, an online news magazine reporting...

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Posted by | May 27, 2015
Fascination of Flight

Flying from the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek to the other major city, Osh, took me across high mountains, some whose tops are at a higher elevation than the Antonov I was...

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Posted by | March 24, 2015
Horse games

In Kyrgyzstan, horses are elevated and skills with them are valued. It was said to me time and again that to get the "real" Kyrgyz experience, I had to go...

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Posted by | March 19, 2015
The Great Patriotic War

Everywhere across the former Soviet Union are monuments to the great patriotic war or WWII, an event that drew together the many ethnicities at the time and sent at least...

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Posted by | April 13, 2011
Astana Kazakhstan

I've been back for almost a week now from a nearly two week trip to the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan. Starting in the capital city of Astana, I was deployed...

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