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ridiculous hitchhike on the pamir highway May 18, 2016

Our Ridiculous Ride on the Pamir Highway (Stans #8)

I spent two months in Central Asia, immersing myself in landscapes, history, culture

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Camping at a river delta in the Pamir Mountains, inside a leaky $20 tent we named 'Oliver'. May 4, 2016

Getting High in Tajikistan: Magnificent Mountain Moments

Tajikistan has some hills. I already told you all about this. But now I want to show

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tajikistan mountains April 13, 2016

Broken Rules, Broken Roads, and Broken Spirits (Stans #7)

It was sometime about an hour after my escape from the bureaucratic clutches of the

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Aral Sea fishing boats, dragged here to die together. February 3, 2016

Rusted Memories of the Aral Sea

IT WAS 40˚C IN THE SHADE. Luckily we had some. My Russiaustralian travel-mate Sasha

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Framing Uzbek's ancient cities January 7, 2016

Street Life in Uzbekistan’s Ancient Cities

Borders. Delighting cartographers; thwarting travellers. In Stans #5 I gave you a

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December 28, 2015

Death by Bureaucratic Exhaustion (Stans #5)

The first stage of the infamously frustrating Uzbekistan border-crossing experience

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Old man at the animal bazaar December 3, 2015

The Entire World in a Face: The People of Kyrgyzstan

From the thousand-year old epic poem of Manas (the greatest hero in history, by

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kids at play in Kyrgyzstan November 14, 2015

Arslanbob: A Lost World, with Sacred Walnuts

IN WESTERN KYRGYZSTAN, not far from the Uzbekistan border, you will find a bumpy

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Mother and two children in Kyrgyzstan October 15, 2015

Orphans, Occupiers, and Escapees (Stans #3)

IT ALL STARTED LIKE many travel stories. At an airport. But this time was different,

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Kyrgyzstan river long exposure landscape September 30, 2015

Stalin’s Handprints and Soviet Footprints (Stans #2)

This is part 2 of my introduction to ‘the Stans’ of Central Asia. You

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karakol valley trekking September 27, 2015

Awesome Alpine Panoramas, from ‘the Switzerland of Central Asia’

Kyrgyzstan is often called “the Switzerland of Central Asia”. Wondering

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Lada logo Kyrgyzstan September 14, 2015

A Journey Through Lada-Stan

A photo-essay in my ongoing series from Central Asia. Scroll down for all the

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