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Looking Back at Travel in 2016

Looking back at travel in 2016 | No Apathy Allowed

Yes, most people do their year-end travel roundups at year’s end — but hey, better late than never, right? I figured that I finally have a free moment and I should make the most of it. So let’s get started! The past year was full of travel to unexpected places… Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan First up in …

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Travel | Visiting Bishkek

Travel: Visiting Bishkek | No Apathy Allowed

Kyrgyzstan first appeared on my radar in a real and concrete way last summer as I learned I would be consulting on a research project in this Central Asian country. Having very little idea about Kyrgyzstan, I tried to orient myself by reading books and manuscripts about its cultural history and talking to friends from Kyrgyzstan and …

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A Little Update

It feels like ages since I last spent time in this space and I’ve really missed sharing here! Since I last posted, it’s been both a winter wonderland here in Bremen and flowers and trees already began blooming in early February. The pace of life since returning to Germany after the holidays (photos and tales from Seattle …

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Mexico City

After Seattle and Tepoztlán, we spent the last day and a half of our vacation exploring Mexico City.  Wow, what a place. The expansiveness of it all is pretty mind boggling.  Even though we made sure only to travel during non-peak times, the subways (3 pesos per ride = 23 US cents!) were unbelievably crowded.  We also …

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Almost rhymes with porcelain

After a week in Seattle, we flew down to Mexico City and from there meandered made our way via bus and taxi to the small town of Tepoztlán, about 75 km away.  In comparison to the capital city, Tepoztlán feels more like a village.  The streets are made of cobble stone, the pace of life is …

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