Bishkek for Beginners

Bishkek for Beginners

Posted by Megan on Aug 1, 20141
Recapping My Spring Travels

Recapping My Spring Travels

Posted by Megan on Jun 4, 20142
Destinations I’d Like To Return To

Destinations I'd Like To Return To

Posted by Megan on May 7, 20143
Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by Megan on Apr 7, 20144
11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by Megan on Mar 11, 20145
The Appeal of Almaty

The Appeal of Almaty

Posted by Megan on Mar 3, 20146
Bocas del Toro’s Starfish Beach

Bocas del Toro's Starfish Beach

Posted by Megan on Feb 11, 20147
Icelandic Infatuation

Icelandic Infatuation

Posted by Megan on Feb 8, 20148
Bishkek for Beginners

Bishkek for Beginners

Bishkek is a gritty city.  A gritty city with a lot of soul and a lot of heart.  Chances are, those traveling to Bishkek are not rookie travelers.  Most people ...

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Recapping My Spring Travels

Recapping My Spring Travels

As I sit here in Oslo, Norway basking in the fact that I once again have a normal routine, I can't help but look back on the past month and ...

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Destinations I’d Like To Return To

Destinations I'd Like To Return To

It's very rare that I travel to a place and it leaves a negative impression on me. It does happen. As was the case in Astana, Kazakhstan. But ...

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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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Bishkek for Beginners

August 1, 2014

Bishkek is a gritty city.  A gritty city with a lot of soul and a lot of heart.  Chances are, those traveling to Bishkek are not rookie travelers.  Most people I know can’t even spell Kyrgyzstan, let alone know that it exists as a country. I didn’t do the city justice.  I never do any […]

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Recapping My Spring Travels

June 4, 2014

As I sit here in Oslo, Norway basking in the fact that I once again have a normal routine, I can’t help but look back on the past month and a half and laugh at how crazy and random it was.  For some reason, I tend to travel heavily in the spring and then take […]

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Destinations I’d Like To Return To

May 7, 2014

It’s very rare that I travel to a place and it leaves a negative impression on me. It does happen. As was the case in Astana, Kazakhstan. But generally speaking, I tend to enjoy everywhere I visit, despite most places never ending up on my ‘favorite’ list. So when Flights and Frustration made a list […]

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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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