Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by Megan on Apr 7, 20141
11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by Megan on Mar 11, 20142
The Appeal of Almaty

The Appeal of Almaty

Posted by Megan on Mar 3, 20143
Bocas del Toro’s Starfish Beach

Bocas del Toro's Starfish Beach

Posted by Megan on Feb 11, 20144
Icelandic Infatuation

Icelandic Infatuation

Posted by Megan on Feb 8, 20145
Kostanay:  Winter in ‘Almost’ Siberia

Kostanay: Winter in 'Almost' Siberia

Posted by Megan on Feb 3, 20146
No Disguises Needed. Welcome to Unapologetic Bishkek.

No Disguises Needed. Welcome to Unapologetic Bishkek.

Posted by Megan on Jan 16, 20147
How To Keep Occupied in Montezuma During Low Season

How To Keep Occupied in Montezuma During Low

Posted by Megan on Jan 14, 20148
Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

I was supposed to be going to Osh. Osh had no snow and my mouth was salivating just thinking about the ridiculous amounts of plov and Uzbek food I was ...

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11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

And by facts, I mean that these are mostly subjective thoughts and opinions from my personal experience there.  Real facts can be a bit boring, although I did try to ...

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The Appeal of Almaty

The Appeal of Almaty

I planned to head to Almaty at the absolute perfect time during my Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan trip and I unknowingly did so.  One of my friends who was teaching English there had ...

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Bocas del Toro’s Starfish Beach

Bocas del Toro's Starfish Beach

Playa Estrella, better known as Starfish Beach, is an area and village on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro.  The beach is situated in a rather difficult place to get ...

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Icelandic Infatuation

Icelandic Infatuation

Iceland has always been my favorite country, even before I made my first trip to the place.  I remember checking out library books as a kid about Iceland.  The books ...

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Kostanay:  Winter in ‘Almost’ Siberia

Kostanay: Winter in 'Almost' Siberia

Kostanay, Kazakhstan is almost Siberia.  Almost.  It lies very close to the Russian border and in the northern Kazakh steppe.  There is nothing for miles and miles...and miles...and miles.

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No Disguises Needed. Welcome to Unapologetic Bishkek.

No Disguises Needed. Welcome to Unapologetic Bishkek.

"Why do you hate Bishkek so much?" I recollect asking some people at my hostel upon my initial arrival to the city.
"It's grey, gloomy, decrepit, and loaded with Soviet ...

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How To Keep Occupied in Montezuma During Low Season

How To Keep Occupied in Montezuma During Low Season

I'm a big fan of low season travel.  First of all, prices tend to dip during the low season.  Secondly, a destination typically swarming with tourists can become a bit ...

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Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

April 7, 2014

I was supposed to be going to Osh. Osh had no snow and my mouth was salivating just thinking about the ridiculous amounts of plov and Uzbek food I was going to consume.  Everyone said not to go to Osh. “Osh is dangerous.” “Getting to Osh is a hazard this time of year.” (I was […]

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11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

March 11, 2014

And by facts, I mean that these are mostly subjective thoughts and opinions from my personal experience there.  Real facts can be a bit boring, although I did try to include a few below just to make it seem a little more realistic and unbiased.  It’s no secret that I completely fell for this city. […]

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The Appeal of Almaty

March 3, 2014

I planned to head to Almaty at the absolute perfect time during my Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan trip and I unknowingly did so.  One of my friends who was teaching English there had been traveling around Ukraine and Central Europe and was not back until early January.  I knew I wanted to see him and meet some of […]

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Bocas del Toro’s Starfish Beach

February 11, 2014

Playa Estrella, better known as Starfish Beach, is an area and village on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro.  The beach is situated in a rather difficult place to get to from Bocas Town, as one must take a boat or find transportation to this part of the island.   A bus does go close to […]

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Icelandic Infatuation

February 8, 2014

Iceland has always been my favorite country, even before I made my first trip to the place.  I remember checking out library books as a kid about Iceland.  The books had photos of majestic scenery that I just salivated over.  The people had such an alluring appearance and style that I was drawn immediately into […]

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Kostanay: Winter in ‘Almost’ Siberia

February 3, 2014

Kostanay, Kazakhstan is almost Siberia.  Almost.  It lies very close to the Russian border and in the northern Kazakh steppe.  There is nothing for miles and miles…and miles…and miles. Summer is probably beautiful there.  I imagine parks open with ferris wheels spinning and kids laughing while eating their pink cotton candy.  I imagine teenagers sitting […]

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No Disguises Needed. Welcome to Unapologetic Bishkek.

January 16, 2014

“Why do you hate Bishkek so much?” I recollect asking some people at my hostel upon my initial arrival to the city. “It’s grey, gloomy, decrepit, and loaded with Soviet architecture,” they stated. That was the moment I knew Bishkek and I would get along just fine. But Bishkek is not gloomy.  In fact, the […]

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How To Keep Occupied in Montezuma During Low Season

January 14, 2014

I’m a big fan of low season travel.  First of all, prices tend to dip during the low season.  Secondly, a destination typically swarming with tourists can become a bit more tolerable and less crowded.  Arriving in Montezuma, Costa Rica during the low season was actually a last minute decision and for many reasons, I […]

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The Contrasts Between Kazakhstan’s Two Major Cities

January 7, 2014

If you’re from Astana, Kazakhstan and don’t have tough skin, you may want to stop reading this post now. It’s about to get ugly. My trip to Central Asia was supposed to be mainly to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan was always a very high place on my mental travel bucket list because I’m obsessed with […]

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I Can Not Travel Without… (Volume 1)

January 1, 2014

I sometimes get emails asking about products I travel with.  I never really think too much when packing my suitcase or backpack for another trip, but I guess compared to some travelers, I probably travel with some unconventional products and things.  While I have my reasons for each, most of my readers will probably laugh […]

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