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Lijiang Old Lady Attack

All the greats suffer for their art, and if you consider smart-ass travel blogs to be ‘art’, and wasting entire days in loud, smelly Asian internet cafes ‘suffering’, then it would appear that you’ve, on your own, just defined us as great. … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass, Pt. 2

Don’t be a dum-dum! Read the First Part! With the end of the workweek graciously ending their time with Ms. Liu, the Boys moved with heavy steps into their next quest, to find Dima the CouchSurfing Host, whose domicile they … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass…

“[The Bishkek Chinese] embassy is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays… The embassy recommends a travel agent – well, just a lady really – by the name of Liu who has an office on Toktogul Street, who can do everything for you…” … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Cambodia

November 25, 2010. This was a date for which all true red-white-and-blue-bleeding Americans had longed, at least since November 27th, 2009. A time for family and friends to converge for hours around the largest television set available, to thank the Lord for benevolently creating … Continue reading

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McXian

The first one we´d seen in four months. It was time… … and on a foray as deep into the new, the unknown, the uncomfortable as ours had been, it was reassuring to discover something familiar, to have a universal … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Reason

On our recent All-American Peace Corps Grand Tour of Kazakhstan 2010 (Kaz69), we spied on just about every Volunteer’s bookshelf their Corps-required copy of David Werner’s Where There Is No Doctor, a detailed (and very graphically illustrated) guide to facing … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans II

Part II of our thorough, incisive, unbiased, wholesome, American, thirdhand account of Kazakhstan. (Continued from Part I.) Names: Mark and Mike Location: Taraz, a reasonably picturesque college town Profession: Peace Corps non-profit management consultant and English teacher, respectively Kaz21 Newbies, Mark, … Continue reading

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