Category Archives: sights

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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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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my new home

I realize it has been forever since I’ve blogged. I have no real excuses besides the eternal one of my blog being blocked here…I can get around it with a little ingenuity, but I’ve just gotten overwhelmed at the thought … Continue reading

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Astana – “Мой Любимый Город!”

> 08.26.10  Shymkent soundtrack:Traditional Kazakh dombra meets pseudo-hard knock Kazakh rap Almaty soundtrack:Enrique Iglesias (PS: HOW is he popular now in the States?! I really thoughtthat was a purely Kazakhstan phenomenon) meets soothing European lounge grooves Astana soundtrack:Brain-busting space-age Russian techno … Continue reading

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