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Drinking Fermented Horse Milk Sounds Good in Principle

Kazahk culture and their idea of personal space is definitely a lot different than ours. I don’t think that I could cope with the lack of solitude that they have. They also are very giving and want the best for … Continue reading

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Kazakh Dance Party

Coffee and tea. These seem to be two items that this trip evolve around. Baku keeps a sturdy Stanley thermos filled with hot water so that during our breakfast tea time, lunch tea time, afternoon tea time, dinner tea time, … Continue reading

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I promise we did not go to Russia or China and stayed in Mongolia

We started one of the long drive days of the trip, heading towards Tovan Bogd National Park which is located about 10km from both the Chinese and Russian borders. It was a good six hour drive on roads that google … Continue reading

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Tokyo->Beijing->Ulaanbaatar->Ulgii, now no planes for awhile

We had an early morning departure from Japan. By early I mean 9am, but unfortunately the very convenient airport bus that leaves directly from our hotel does not run before 830am. Fortunately we were pros at the specific train line … Continue reading

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Tokyo Objectives: Ramen and Sushi

The last week has been a whirlwind. It is not until now, sitting in business class on ANA flying to Japan that I am finally starting to relax. I have even chosen to read a book instead of watching a … Continue reading

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Baby Elephants on parade

One nice thing about Sri Lanka is that even when it rains so hard that it floods your hotel room, six hours after it stops you can’t even tell it rained. The country seems perpetually damp, (my hair loves it) … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka—tea, tuktuks, and monsoon rain

I started the first day in Sri Lanka waking up before my alarm, big surprise. I am very determined not to have a repeat of South Korea where it took almost the entire vacation to not want to sleep at … Continue reading

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