Monthly Archives: October 2010

Infrastructure Wars

In the deserts and mountains of Central Asia a possible war is brewing. One that has nothing to do with oil, and is the outcome of the way the Soviets built their infrastructure. Its not just coming, the conflict is … Continue reading

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“Men in Hats, Women in tunics and pants, and the Monobrow”

When you first land in Tajikistan you will be immediately struck by two things. One is that you are dreadfully tired. The flight probably arrives at 3 am and as it is 12 hours ahead of Pacific time, thus making … Continue reading

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Traveling with Purpose

I’ve earlier written about how I feel that those who travel should do so in an informed way. This is still a strong feeling in the way I travel, and I would feel bad if I didn’t at least read … Continue reading

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All you wanted to know about Cotton but were afraid to ask…

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I sounded my Barbaric Yawp ON the roof of the world

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world. – Walt Whitman (LEAVES OF GRASS) Bulunkul is a small village in an obvious glacier valley resting at … Continue reading

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