Tag Archives: Kyrgyzstan

the best drink in the world

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Here’s the thing about staying in bed all day and generally sleeping a lot: it often means that you can’t sleep at night. Well, go figure! When I woke up after another basically sleepless night, I felt just as shitty as the day before. So I decided to stay in bed again, only this time, […]


merciful onion ring

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I had been feeling that cold creeping up for a long time now. Like that day about a week earlier when I decided to drink a cup of lemon water. And now it was finally here, the cold: Head, sinuses, throat. There wasn’t much sleep that night. So I stayed in bed all day, drifting […]


how to beard

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So again, I woke up and took my selfie: And again, I took a cab to the town that was half an hour away: Only today, the power grid was up, and the photo studio was open. So I went in and got my picture: Then I returned to my project, the sorting and editing […]


no power but shoro

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I, the person who takes pictures of himself everyday, the guy who is apparently obsessed with selfies, I had to go take another passport photo today. The irony. So I took my selfie: And then I hopped in a cab and rode to the next small town, which was half an hour away: But what […]


yarrrrrrrrrrrrr

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The pirates were going to leave today. I felt a bit sad. So we decided to rent a boat and go on a cruise on our own private pirate ship! When it was my turn to stand on the bow, I yelled “I am captain” to the people on the beach until the pirates begged […]


…and thanks for all the corn

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So I was back in the Say: Today was a particularly good day, because when I went to the shop where I usually bought tomatoes and bread for lunch I saw this: This: THIS: I really love corn. It’s not only one of the tastiest things on the planet, but also one of the most […]


almost too dark

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When I woke up in the morning, I apologized in case I had been snoring all night. One could never know. The others said it was alright, and I left, not knowing if “alright” meant that I hadn’t been snoring or that they simply didn’t mind. Then I went and took care of my things, […]


in the snorm

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I got a call today that prompted me to go back to Bishkek and take care of some business. So I took my daily photo: And then I showered, put on some fresh clothes, grabbed my toothbrush and a candy bar, and then I stepped out the door. I came back five minutes later and […]


4.5 billion sunsets

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I just googled “how old is the earth”. Thankfully, the search mask has a feature where it provides you with the answer that is most likely to be correct, without you having to click on any links. The correct answer is: the earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. I say “thankfully”, because the top […]


new weird beard

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Still waiting: Still enjoying the good life on the beach with the pirates: And yes, still eating a lot of watermelons. Oh, and I started working on a new video: I’d been taking daily pictures, and now that I had the time, I sat down to do some sorting and editing: By loading the video, […]


Ashlyamfu – the one dish to have in Kyrgyzstan

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Generally, I am no big fan of Central Asian food. Of course lagman is the bomb, and so is plov and the occasional somza, but most dishes seem to revolve around meat, meat, and more meat. And I am just not a big fan of meat. I mean, I like it every once in a […]


drawing on foreheads

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This whole drawing-on-my-forehead thing was getting pretty tiring. Besides, I really didn’t know who I was supposed to show it to anyway. But I kept drawing every day. And then I would have lunch, which always involved bread and tomatoes and sometimes chicken: Thinking of it, drawing letters on my forehead reminded me of a […]


cheating at the ball game

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So the pirates and I finally figured out a way to play with the melon-ball that I had bought a while ago: we would draw little courts in the sand and then throw it around. Or sometimes we would kick it. Once the ball had left the court, then this somehow counted as a point […]


how to tan

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I’d been here over a month by now. There had been no chance yet to apply for the visa for Turkmenistan, so I was just waiting and biding my time. My new chapter for the TLW choffeetable book was done. Now I was spending most of my day editing pictures. I’d do that until the […]


remember the water

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I had a moment today. A strange moment. It was while I was looking at one of my photos, suddenly there was this thought in my head: this is how I want to be remembered. I don’t know why. Of course it was very silly. But I can’t pretend it wasn’t there. Anyway, I was […]


underwater selfie

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Still writing my chapter. Still writing my letters on my forehead: I took the action cam down to the lake today. The pirates loved it: They even took pictures of me swimming: And at some point we figured that maybe I could start taking my selfie shots underwater: Like any reasonable (and totally not weird-looking) […]


roofbeer

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I was still writing my chapter. Every morning I would get up and think about times long past. Walking days in China. Then I would write my letter on my forehead: Then I would go down to the beach. And then, when it looked as if there might be a nice sunset, I would run […]


need more discipline

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I had an epiphany today. I wrote the “E” on my forehead and took my picture: Then I went down to the beach. And when I was there, laying in the water, resting my head against the sand, I realized that I needed to learn from the pirates: By loading the video, you agree to […]


forgotten A

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So just in case you were wondering: Yes, I forgot a fucking A. And yes, I am obviously an idiot. Here’s what I’m going to do about this: I’m going to secretly photoshop a nice “A” onto the pirate pics. And you’re going to shut up and not tell anyone about it, okay? Thank you. […]


picture with pirates

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I took two pictures today. The usual one, which has me staring into the camera as if I was upset or maybe just stupid: In my defense: writing on your own forehead turned out to be much harder than I had expected. And then you had to wash it off after. But I also took […]