Monthly Archives: July 2010

Two Kiva Fellow posts…

One is mine. http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/2010/07/20/is-that-even-a-real-country-questions-and-answers-about-tajikistan/ And one is something that I wanted to write about eventually, but has been written about by another fellow, and he did it better then I could have. The Working Poor vs TheĀ Unbanked Advertisements

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Roof of the World indeed

The Pamir Mountains, aka Roof of the World, are little known in the United States outside of the climbing world, or those who study this part of the world. This is sad from what I hear, because they seem amazing. … Continue reading

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Informed Traveling

I am a fan of informed traveling. This means that if you have the ability and the time, you need to read at least one history book about the country/region, one fiction book (by an author of the country or … Continue reading

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Video I made while here

Lafitte, Dissident Chef, San Francisco, Restaurant Continue reading

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Questioning

When you travel to foreign countries, and go off the tourist beaten paths, you begin to meet people who have lots of questions. If you can speak their language, or a language they understand better than English, they have even more questions. Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Identification: Developing or Transitional

Though many think that the rest of Eastern Europe and Russia fall into “developing country” today, this is not true. This is a problem. Continue reading

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