Monthly Archives: October 2016

board games for pants

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Wore my long pants for the first time today: Or rather, I had worn them before, but never when I was walking. But today I thought, yes, it’s cold enough for long pants! Before the edge of town I stopped in a little shop and got some water, and the shop owner gave me a […]


my pink blanket

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Today I decided that I needed a blanket. Because what if I ended up in a situation where I had to camp or sleep in a cold room? I only had a summer sleeping bag with me, and I wanted a blanket badly. So I walked around town looking for the local bazaar. I found […]


climax without

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Enjoyed staying in today. Looked out the window and saw a backyard: With a truck in it: Replied to some emails, wrote some stuff, sorted some photos: And I put almost all of my clothes into the washing machine in the basement: Then I went out to look for some food, eventually ending up in […]


leap of elegance

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Woke up with a sore back and left the hotel. Everyone was still asleep, and the place had a sort of classy feel to it: Then I made my way through the border: I can’t show you any photos of the border controls, because they don’t like being photographed or filmed there. I can only […]


the operator

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Woke up in my tiny room: Or the hole as I liked to call it. Then I said good-bye to the friendly ladies who worked at the hotel and stepped out of its main entrance: I was relieved to be outside again. The air was fresh, and there were people around: This was going to […]


more mosques less pictures

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I was going to post a lot of pictures today. Alas, something seems to be wrong with the blog. I upload photos, and they disappear. Not all of them, but many. Guess I’ll just post the ones that somehow made it through. Not sure what this is going to mean for the future, though. Anyway, […]


shower of the avantgarde

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I didn’t leave right away. Instead I went to a bazaar to find a new stool to sit on: My old one (both of them actually, the green one and the blue one) had finally succumbed to my weight after eight years. So I roamed Osh Bazaar for a little while: Until I found one: […]


under the world

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Had a day of phone calls and writing today: Then I wandered around downtown for a little while: Until I arrived at a post office: It seemed a bit less fancy than the post office in Almaty: First there was a corridor: Then a room with a big world map: I mailed one little notebook […]


what happens in spring

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Sunlight, finally. So I did a little bit of walking around downtown: Bishkek hadn’t changed: It was still a place of many monuments: But since it wasn’t raining and the sky was blue, there was a lot more going on outside on the streets than before: The city had turned from a grey area into […]


Kirghizia

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Another day of rain: I decided to stay in. Hung out in a cafeteria place that belonged to the hostel: Had lunch and dinner there: Bishkek was out there. Kyrgyzstan was out there. But I wasn’t hurried. I had been to Kyrgyzstan before, in the late summer of 2014: Bishkek: Kaji-Say on the southern shore […]


Amy

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It was still raining. Drip, drip, drip, it went, drippity-drip-drip-drip. I decided to venture downtown anyway. I wanted to find a place to get some work done. On my way I walked past a car that had Chinese characters on the window: They were upside down. Downtown turned out to be grey: This seemed to be […]