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under mud

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The Caboose seemed to be in good shape, which meant that no repairs were necessary, which in turn meant that I had the day off. I decided to check out the 8th/9th century Samanid Mausoleum, one of the oldest monuments in Central Asia: It had allegedly survived the Mongol invasion because it had been buried […]


riding the elephant

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Had a great breakfast this morning: Then I got into a car that was going to take me to the border, to check on the Caboose. We didn’t go to the border right away though, because we first had to pick up some stuff from a garage: When we were done, the car looked like […]


farewell to all

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Sometimes it feels as if I’m traveling through all these places just to say good-bye to them. So I bid farewell to Tashkent today: I left it on a train in the evening. It was a good train, one of the new Afrosiob bullet trains that I had first been on several months ago. The […]


the filling

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I don’t even know if it’s called a “filling” or whatever. But something had been installed in one of my teeth a while ago by my dentist. And that something fell out last night when I was flossing. Fuggidifuck, I thought. So I picked up my Iranian visa, and then I went to the First […]


the v needs pickles

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It was the weekend, so I decided to take it easy and walk around town for a while. Bishkek, like many other places, seemed to look best in late summer, when it could show off its parks: It reminded me a lot of that time I had been here three years earlier, in the summer […]


visa bozo

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I wanted to get my Turkmen visa as soon as possible. So I got up early and flagged down a cab. Urmat, the driver, was a friendly guy who spoke good English. He took me to the Turkmen Embassy, but we arrived there an hour early (they opened at 10am). So we figured we might […]


Bye Issyk-Kul

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What a hangover… I was hardly able to move until late in the afternoon. Then I went out to say good-bye to the lake. I knew I was going to miss this place: I decided that eating was a good remedy against a hangover. So I went to the usual place and ordered the usual: […]


The Longest Party

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I felt good again. So I drank some more of my medicine: Just to be sure. And then I ventured out into the sun. This was when I found out that my usual way down to the beach was blocked: A construction site of sorts. Maybe a new sanatorium? I managed to find a way […]


the last letter

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Okay, this is going to be the last one of my letter-selfies: The writing is on the forehead, so to speak. Except of course that I missed an e, and so it ended up spelling: “DEAR TURKMENISTAN PLESE GIVE ME A VISA THAAAAAAAAAANKS” Anyway. I did another taste test today, this time with Chalap, which […]


sunset with Priscilla

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I decided to take a selfie with a lemon today: At this point, I was having a lemon and a spoon of honey every single day. Sometimes I’d mix it up and not add vodka to my secret medicine, though: I think alcohol is like religion: it’s fun if you don’t overdo it. I spent […]


my dangling friend

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Another day with my scarf. I don’t know if you’ve noticed (maybe you don’t even care anymore), but the letters are reaching an end now: That’s right: N. Took another sunset timelapse today: And I wasn’t alone: I decided to name her Priscilla. She was keeping mosquitos and bugs away from me. So we were […]


secret medicine

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So I was told to put on a scarf. But I didn’t have a scarf. I mean I had one, but it was in the Caboose in Marguba’s restaurant on the border of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. So I wrapped a towel around my neck: And then I made some medicine: Fresh lemon juice, honey, jasmin […]


hi or bye

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I was only slightly surprised this morning when I found out that I looked even shittier than the day before: I mean, having bloodshot eyes after drinking too much tequila is one thing. But staying in bed all day and still looking like this? It wasn’t fair. There were indicators that things were slowly turning […]


symptoms of influenza may include

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My physical deterioration was still ongoing: You know what they say about the flu, though: take some medication, and you’ll be fine after a week, don’t take any medication, and it will take seven days for you to get better. Or something like that. Anyway, I figured I was just going to rest a lot, […]


shooting stars

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My cold wasn’t getting any better. Instead, every day seemed to have me looking a bit worse: But I managed to eat almost a whole pizza today: Then I sat down on the balcony and looked at the sunset: Took a little timelapse of it, too: And since one year had passed since the last […]


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 […]


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 […]