Category Archives: advice

Travel Guide – Shymkent/SKO

Apologies for the blast from the past (unrelated to my current whereabouts!), but I realized I had written this up long ago and never posted it. South Kazakhstan Oblast (SKO) has something for every traveler — mountains and rivers, untouched … Continue reading

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Graduate School for International Development

I realize I have neglected the blog for far too long — such is the life of a graduate student! One might think that going to grad school would present more free time when compared to a work schedule, but … Continue reading

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Joining the Peace Corps – an FAQ for Interested Parties

Since returning from the Peace Corps, I’ve frequently received e-mails from friends or friends-of-friends who are considering joining. They ask some great questions, and I thought the answers might be of use to the general public. If you want my … Continue reading

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Savvy Traveling – Burma/Myanmar

Burma/Myanmar has made Top 10 travel lists for 2012 because of the recent opening of what was one of the world’s most reclusive regimes. The largest country in Southeast Asia, even its name causes confusion among potential travelers. Known historically … Continue reading

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