Tag germany,

Tips for how to successfully find work abroad as an American
Tips for how to successfully find work abroad as an American

People have been asking me a lot lately for tips for how to find a job in Germany. Now that...

06 Nov 2018

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

01 Jan 2018

Reunion, Kölsch and Architecture of Köln (Cologne)
Reunion, Kölsch and Architecture of Köln (Cologne)

After spending 5-months in India building out a new facility for Mutual Mobile, I get to take a few weeks...

16 Jan 2015

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Book Review - The Unification of Germany
Book Review - The Unification of Germany

The Unification of Germany, by Michael Gorman, is a short yet precise and detailed book which outlines the events surrounding...

08 Mar 2004

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag music,

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag papa

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag roach,

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag rotary,

I Have Joined The Rotary Club of Austin
I Have Joined The Rotary Club of Austin

I've been part of the Rotary Family since I was in high school, and anyone who knows me, knows that...

18 Aug 2015

Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion
Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion

I spend two weeks in Colombia with old friends exploring the hottest destinations, eating the most delicious food, and learning...

11 Nov 2014

Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World
Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World

If you find yourself hungry in Colombia, you better find your way to Andrés Carne de Res. This is the...

10 Nov 2014

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - A Subterranean Monument of Faith
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - A Subterranean Monument of Faith

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, is perhaps the world's grandest testament of a people's...

08 Nov 2014

Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia
Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia

Villa de Leyva is a small historical mountain town in Colombia with beautiful architecture, adventure tourism galore, and waterfalls everywhere....

07 Nov 2014

Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar
Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar

Isla Palma is the private island retreat of cartel boss Pablo Escobar. Today, this all-inclusive resort is scattered with the...

05 Nov 2014

Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port
Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port

Cartagena is a historic city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia full of culture, music, seafood and great times for...

03 Nov 2014

Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation
Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation

In Colombia's capital city, Bogotá, one finds themselves taken to a time when romance lived permanently in the air and...

01 Nov 2014

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag rye

Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany
Meeting Papa Roach On Tour In Hamburg Germany

I met Papa Roach in Hamburg on the last night of their first European tour, and had one of the...

14 Oct 2000

Tag politics

The Elgin Marbles - Should they be returned to Greece?
The Elgin Marbles - Should they be returned to Greece?

The prestige of the world’s finest museums is largely rooted in collections of stolen art.  There is a fair share...

07 Feb 2006

Does Oil Hender Democracy?
Does Oil Hender Democracy?

The Article, Does Oil Hender Democracy, by Michael Ross, examines why the generally excepted theory that economic growth fosters democratic...

06 Dec 2005

The History of Events Surrounding the Camp David Accords
The History of Events Surrounding the Camp David Accords

Turmoil and unrest have been embedded as a day to day presence in the Middle East for much of history....

05 May 2005

Sponsored Identity - Cultural Policy in Puerto Rico
Sponsored Identity - Cultural Policy in Puerto Rico

Sponsored Identity: Cultural Policy in Puerto Rico, by Arlene Davilla, explores the current and historical context of Puerto Rico’s cultural...

07 Feb 2005

The Development of the Modern State
The Development of the Modern State

In this chapter two points are made: first, discuss the different forms of ‘state’ which have existed and how that...

02 Feb 2005

Book Review - The Unification of Germany
Book Review - The Unification of Germany

The Unification of Germany, by Michael Gorman, is a short yet precise and detailed book which outlines the events surrounding...

08 Mar 2004

Tag culture,

The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow
The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow

I will be meeting with Egyptian and American diplomats, military leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers during the 6-week Gabr Fellowship Program....

03 Oct 2015

Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For
Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For

The Dandiya Festival is an Indian celebration of an ancient battle. The music is percussion-driven and the dance reflects the...

08 Oct 2014

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

26 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Mars Family
Mars Family

Mars is a dear friend of mine from Bishkek and was my main host when I visited Bishkek before I...

25 Jun 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag mythology,

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag native

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag american,

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag raven,

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag symbols

The Raven in Native American Mythology
The Raven in Native American Mythology

The raven is a very important figure in most Native American cultures. It is seen as the creator of light...

28 Apr 2004

Tag austro-prussian

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag war,

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag otto

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag von

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag bismarck,

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag politics,

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag prussia,

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag research

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag paper

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

05 May 2004

Tag Germany

Book Review - Tin Drum
Book Review - Tin Drum

The main character and narrator is Oskar Matzerath. Oskar is a man who never grew up, literally. He stunted his...

15 Nov 2005

Tag Politics

The Decision that Saved the World - An Analysis of the Decision-Making Process during the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Decision that Saved the World - An Analysis of the Decision-Making Process during the Cuban Missile Crisis

During the thirteen-day period from October 18-29, 1962, the world stood and watched as the United States and USSR nearly...

02 Dec 2005

Tag accomplishments,

How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals
How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals

Do you have life goals? Do you need help identifying life goals? Or maybe you need help structuring a plan...

20 Dec 2007

Tag goals,

How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals
How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals

Do you have life goals? Do you need help identifying life goals? Or maybe you need help structuring a plan...

20 Dec 2007

Tag impact,

How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals
How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals

Do you have life goals? Do you need help identifying life goals? Or maybe you need help structuring a plan...

20 Dec 2007

Tag interests

How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals
How To Identify and Accomplish Your Life Goals

Do you have life goals? Do you need help identifying life goals? Or maybe you need help structuring a plan...

20 Dec 2007

Tag tcb

Concert Posters
Concert Posters

Here are a number of posters from concerts that I was the promoter / production rep for back in my...

01 Nov 2009

Tag concerts

Concert Posters
Concert Posters

Here are a number of posters from concerts that I was the promoter / production rep for back in my...

01 Nov 2009

Tag sticky

Did It While I Was Young
Did It While I Was Young

“Do it while your young.” I can’t tell you how many times I heard those words growing up. I heard...

19 Mar 2010

Tag celebrity

Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons
Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons

I caught up with Scott Holiday in Germany while on tour with Rival Sons. He talks of life on the...

21 Feb 2017

Celebrity Encounters List
Celebrity Encounters List

* indicates the number of times I have encountered this group/person **.38 Special* 12 Stones* 4 Lyn* Afroman* Alabama* Alice...

27 Apr 2010

Tag encounter,

Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons
Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons

I caught up with Scott Holiday in Germany while on tour with Rival Sons. He talks of life on the...

21 Feb 2017

Celebrity Encounters List
Celebrity Encounters List

* indicates the number of times I have encountered this group/person **.38 Special* 12 Stones* 4 Lyn* Afroman* Alabama* Alice...

27 Apr 2010

Tag music

Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons
Enjoy the taste of crow - an interview with Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons

I caught up with Scott Holiday in Germany while on tour with Rival Sons. He talks of life on the...

21 Feb 2017

DragonForce Performs at the Mohawk in Austin Texas
DragonForce Performs at the Mohawk in Austin Texas

The English power metal band, DragonForce, of Guitar Hero fame, performed in Austin Texas and I got a first row...

20 May 2015

Celebrity Encounters List
Celebrity Encounters List

* indicates the number of times I have encountered this group/person **.38 Special* 12 Stones* 4 Lyn* Afroman* Alabama* Alice...

27 Apr 2010

Tag peace

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

13 Nov 2017

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

K-19 COS Conference
K-19 COS Conference

This is it. This is the end. I made it. Yet somehow, I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment. As...

06 Apr 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

22 Sep 2012

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Radiomost Office
Radiomost Office

Here is the office and colleagues from my first site in Talas City, RadioMost.

29 Jun 2012

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Peace Corps Hardship
Peace Corps Hardship

Life in the Peace Corps is not as luxurious as some might think it could be. Here is a quick...

20 Mar 2012

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK
Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK

National television station OTPK in Kyrgyzstan featured me and some of my Peace Corps Volunteer colleagues during a story about...

18 Feb 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011
Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011

Sunday Nov 13 - Monday Nov 14

02 Dec 2011

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan
Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2011

May Freedom Ring
May Freedom Ring

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s independence from the USSR. To mark the occasion there was a...

01 Sep 2011

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

The Nature of My Work
The Nature of My Work

I have been at my site now for 1 month. Though I have only scratched the surface of my work’s...

03 Jul 2011

Жатсон доско тамаша!
Жатсон доско тамаша!

For my birthday, the Press Secretary to the Governor of Talas State wrote me a song. Here it is in...

29 Jun 2011

Working Hard For The (no) Money
Working Hard For The (no) Money

Thus far in the Peace Corps, I have been elected or appointed into every available leadership roll. They are:

12 Jun 2011

A quick update on the last week of my life…
A quick update on the last week of my life…

A quick update on the last week of my life…

06 Jun 2011

First Day On Site in Talas City
First Day On Site in Talas City

I haven’t seen as many horses as I have seen today since I lived in Kentucky!

12 May 2011

Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM
Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM

The NGO I will be working for is call Radiomost. I have not been given very much information from the...

06 May 2011

Arrived Safely to Bishkek!
Arrived Safely to Bishkek!

I have arrived safely to Kyrgyzstan! The country is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are amazing and the food is even...

30 Mar 2011

In Route to the Kyrgyz Republic
In Route to the Kyrgyz Republic

We are in route to Istanbul, Delta Flight 75 from JFK.  The in flight film was The Kings Speech.  Brilliant! ...

27 Mar 2011

I have Arrived at Staging
I have Arrived at Staging

I have safely arrived to the Staging hotel in Philadelphia (room 542 if you are nearby!) I don’t have anything...

24 Mar 2011

Kyrgyzstan + Anthropology
Kyrgyzstan + Anthropology

My parent’s live near Texas A&M University and they discovered a Anthropologist who teaches there and specializes in the Kyrgyz...

02 Feb 2011

Selected: Kyrgyz Republic
Selected: Kyrgyz Republic

I was right! Kyrgyz Republic here I come!

10 Jan 2011

Selected! But Not Much More...
Selected! But Not Much More...

Woooo!  My status has been updated to SELECTED FOR SERVICE!  Most unfortunately there is nothing else to report at this time.  They...

06 Jan 2011

All Thats Left
All Thats Left

All that stands between me and getting on the airplane is the actual invitation.  The Selection Committee in Washington DC...

19 Dec 2010

Medically Cleared
Medically Cleared

Two days ago my status was updated to reflect that “a decision has been made regarding your medical eligibility.”  Well that...

18 Dec 2010

Medical Review - The Poilo Catch 22
Medical Review - The Poilo Catch 22

The VA does not give Polio Boosters.  I don’t have a record that I have had one before.  All the...

01 Dec 2010

Medical Review - Blood and Teeth
Medical Review - Blood and Teeth

17 vials of blood!!  They took more blood out of me than I knew I even had in me!  It...

09 Nov 2010

Medical Review - The VA
Medical Review - The VA

Turns out that the Peace Corps has an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs allowing for Peace Corps applicants...

08 Nov 2010

Medical Review - Eyes
Medical Review - Eyes

My housemate, Jenny, works at the Alexandria Eye and Laser Center and got me hooked up with an eye exam....

05 Nov 2010

Interview Done and Nomination In Hand
Interview Done and Nomination In Hand

I’m just going to jump in and tell you the end of the story up front:

27 Oct 2010

Interview Scheduled (for TOMORROW!)
Interview Scheduled (for TOMORROW!)

WOAH!  This is crazy!  My regional Peace Corps office (Dallas) received the additional follow up paperwork for my application yesterday...

26 Oct 2010

Application Submitted!
Application Submitted!

Ok so not much of an update here.  It took me weeks to do what I could have really done...

29 Sep 2010

Application Followup Paperwork
Application Followup Paperwork

Well they got the application but that (of course) just lead to more paperwork!  They sent me forms for fingerprints...

18 Sep 2010

Why The Peace Corps?
Why The Peace Corps?

Having grown up in a politically-charged family I always took politics and matters of great concern with a grain of...

03 Sep 2010

Reflections and the Future
Reflections and the Future

The past year has been quite busy for me!  In the past 12 months I have lived in Chattanooga TN,...

01 Sep 2010

Tag corps

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

22 Sep 2012

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan
Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2011

Arrived Safely to Bishkek!
Arrived Safely to Bishkek!

I have arrived safely to Kyrgyzstan! The country is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are amazing and the food is even...

30 Mar 2011

In Route to the Kyrgyz Republic
In Route to the Kyrgyz Republic

We are in route to Istanbul, Delta Flight 75 from JFK.  The in flight film was The Kings Speech.  Brilliant! ...

27 Mar 2011

I have Arrived at Staging
I have Arrived at Staging

I have safely arrived to the Staging hotel in Philadelphia (room 542 if you are nearby!) I don’t have anything...

24 Mar 2011

Kyrgyzstan + Anthropology
Kyrgyzstan + Anthropology

My parent’s live near Texas A&M University and they discovered a Anthropologist who teaches there and specializes in the Kyrgyz...

02 Feb 2011

Selected: Kyrgyz Republic
Selected: Kyrgyz Republic

I was right! Kyrgyz Republic here I come!

10 Jan 2011

Selected! But Not Much More...
Selected! But Not Much More...

Woooo!  My status has been updated to SELECTED FOR SERVICE!  Most unfortunately there is nothing else to report at this time.  They...

06 Jan 2011

All Thats Left
All Thats Left

All that stands between me and getting on the airplane is the actual invitation.  The Selection Committee in Washington DC...

19 Dec 2010

Medically Cleared
Medically Cleared

Two days ago my status was updated to reflect that “a decision has been made regarding your medical eligibility.”  Well that...

18 Dec 2010

Medical Review - The Poilo Catch 22
Medical Review - The Poilo Catch 22

The VA does not give Polio Boosters.  I don’t have a record that I have had one before.  All the...

01 Dec 2010

Medical Review - Blood and Teeth
Medical Review - Blood and Teeth

17 vials of blood!!  They took more blood out of me than I knew I even had in me!  It...

09 Nov 2010

Medical Review - The VA
Medical Review - The VA

Turns out that the Peace Corps has an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs allowing for Peace Corps applicants...

08 Nov 2010

Medical Review - Eyes
Medical Review - Eyes

My housemate, Jenny, works at the Alexandria Eye and Laser Center and got me hooked up with an eye exam....

05 Nov 2010

Interview Done and Nomination In Hand
Interview Done and Nomination In Hand

I’m just going to jump in and tell you the end of the story up front:

27 Oct 2010

Interview Scheduled (for TOMORROW!)
Interview Scheduled (for TOMORROW!)

WOAH!  This is crazy!  My regional Peace Corps office (Dallas) received the additional follow up paperwork for my application yesterday...

26 Oct 2010

Application Submitted!
Application Submitted!

Ok so not much of an update here.  It took me weeks to do what I could have really done...

29 Sep 2010

Application Followup Paperwork
Application Followup Paperwork

Well they got the application but that (of course) just lead to more paperwork!  They sent me forms for fingerprints...

18 Sep 2010

Why The Peace Corps?
Why The Peace Corps?

Having grown up in a politically-charged family I always took politics and matters of great concern with a grain of...

03 Sep 2010

Reflections and the Future
Reflections and the Future

The past year has been quite busy for me!  In the past 12 months I have lived in Chattanooga TN,...

01 Sep 2010

Tag bishkek,

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

13 Nov 2017

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Bike Race
Bike Race

I recently participated in my first bike race! It was a really great experience but because I entered into the...

01 Apr 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

I Am The Quiz Master
I Am The Quiz Master

Last night I was the quiz master at my favorite local quiz night in Bishkek. We had a great turnout...

07 Mar 2013

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

03 Nov 2012

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

26 Oct 2012

Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City
Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City

On a perfect morning in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia, I grabbed a...

14 Oct 2012

FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek
FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek

I was asked to help proctor the FLEX exam this year in Bishkek. Here is a snippet about the program from the...

14 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

08 Oct 2012

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

22 Sep 2012

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Mars Family
Mars Family

Mars is a dear friend of mine from Bishkek and was my main host when I visited Bishkek before I...

25 Jun 2012

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011
Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011

Sunday Nov 13 - Monday Nov 14

02 Dec 2011

Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan
Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2011

Arrived Safely to Bishkek!
Arrived Safely to Bishkek!

I have arrived safely to Kyrgyzstan! The country is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are amazing and the food is even...

30 Mar 2011

Tag kyrgyzstan,

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

13 Nov 2017

Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation
Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation

After living for two years in Kyrgyzstan, I have some pro tips for how your next Central Asian adventure can...

30 Nov 2015

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

K-19 COS Conference
K-19 COS Conference

This is it. This is the end. I made it. Yet somehow, I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment. As...

06 Apr 2013

Bike Race
Bike Race

I recently participated in my first bike race! It was a really great experience but because I entered into the...

01 Apr 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

I Am The Quiz Master
I Am The Quiz Master

Last night I was the quiz master at my favorite local quiz night in Bishkek. We had a great turnout...

07 Mar 2013

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

03 Nov 2012

Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City
Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City

On a perfect morning in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia, I grabbed a...

14 Oct 2012

FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek
FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek

I was asked to help proctor the FLEX exam this year in Bishkek. Here is a snippet about the program from the...

14 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

08 Oct 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

22 Sep 2012

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Radiomost Office
Radiomost Office

Here is the office and colleagues from my first site in Talas City, RadioMost.

29 Jun 2012

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011
Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011

Sunday Nov 13 - Monday Nov 14

02 Dec 2011

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

First Day On Site in Talas City
First Day On Site in Talas City

I haven’t seen as many horses as I have seen today since I lived in Kentucky!

12 May 2011

Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM
Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM

The NGO I will be working for is call Radiomost. I have not been given very much information from the...

06 May 2011

Tag corps,

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

13 Nov 2017

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

K-19 COS Conference
K-19 COS Conference

This is it. This is the end. I made it. Yet somehow, I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment. As...

06 Apr 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

Radiomost Office
Radiomost Office

Here is the office and colleagues from my first site in Talas City, RadioMost.

29 Jun 2012

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Peace Corps Hardship
Peace Corps Hardship

Life in the Peace Corps is not as luxurious as some might think it could be. Here is a quick...

20 Mar 2012

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK
Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK

National television station OTPK in Kyrgyzstan featured me and some of my Peace Corps Volunteer colleagues during a story about...

18 Feb 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011
Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011

Sunday Nov 13 - Monday Nov 14

02 Dec 2011

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

May Freedom Ring
May Freedom Ring

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s independence from the USSR. To mark the occasion there was a...

01 Sep 2011

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

The Nature of My Work
The Nature of My Work

I have been at my site now for 1 month. Though I have only scratched the surface of my work’s...

03 Jul 2011

Жатсон доско тамаша!
Жатсон доско тамаша!

For my birthday, the Press Secretary to the Governor of Talas State wrote me a song. Here it is in...

29 Jun 2011

Working Hard For The (no) Money
Working Hard For The (no) Money

Thus far in the Peace Corps, I have been elected or appointed into every available leadership roll. They are:

12 Jun 2011

A quick update on the last week of my life…
A quick update on the last week of my life…

A quick update on the last week of my life…

06 Jun 2011

First Day On Site in Talas City
First Day On Site in Talas City

I haven’t seen as many horses as I have seen today since I lived in Kentucky!

12 May 2011

Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM
Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM

The NGO I will be working for is call Radiomost. I have not been given very much information from the...

06 May 2011

Tag talas

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

13 Nov 2017

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Radiomost Office
Radiomost Office

Here is the office and colleagues from my first site in Talas City, RadioMost.

29 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Peace Corps Hardship
Peace Corps Hardship

Life in the Peace Corps is not as luxurious as some might think it could be. Here is a quick...

20 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011
Program Travel Report Nov 13-27, 2011

Sunday Nov 13 - Monday Nov 14

02 Dec 2011

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

May Freedom Ring
May Freedom Ring

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s independence from the USSR. To mark the occasion there was a...

01 Sep 2011

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

The Nature of My Work
The Nature of My Work

I have been at my site now for 1 month. Though I have only scratched the surface of my work’s...

03 Jul 2011

Жатсон доско тамаша!
Жатсон доско тамаша!

For my birthday, the Press Secretary to the Governor of Talas State wrote me a song. Here it is in...

29 Jun 2011

Working Hard For The (no) Money
Working Hard For The (no) Money

Thus far in the Peace Corps, I have been elected or appointed into every available leadership roll. They are:

12 Jun 2011

A quick update on the last week of my life…
A quick update on the last week of my life…

A quick update on the last week of my life…

06 Jun 2011

First Day On Site in Talas City
First Day On Site in Talas City

I haven’t seen as many horses as I have seen today since I lived in Kentucky!

12 May 2011

Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM
Site Placement - Radiomost 100.5FM

The NGO I will be working for is call Radiomost. I have not been given very much information from the...

06 May 2011

Tag k10,

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

Tag pcvs,

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

Tag pixies,

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

Tag radiomost,

Radiomost Office
Radiomost Office

Here is the office and colleagues from my first site in Talas City, RadioMost.

29 Jun 2012

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

27 Jul 2011

Tag holidays,

Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan
Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2011

Tag lsu,

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Tag lsu

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Tag alumni,

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Tag published,

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Fall 2012

Here is a screenshot of my most recent article in the LSU Alumni Association Magazine. The text from the article...

07 Oct 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Summer 2012

01 Jun 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article - Spring 2012

Greetings Tiger Nation,

17 Mar 2012

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2011

01 Dec 2011

Tag holiday,

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

01 Jan 2018

10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco
10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco

Morocco is a land with charms dating back centuries. If you want to have an authentic experience, book a riad...

12 Apr 2017

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

26 Oct 2012

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Tag thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year
Thanksgiving, New Government and New Year

Being as far away from America as I am did not put even the slightest dent in my celebrating the...

04 Dec 2011

Tag journalism,

Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK
Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK

National television station OTPK in Kyrgyzstan featured me and some of my Peace Corps Volunteer colleagues during a story about...

18 Feb 2012

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Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK
Peace Corps Volunteers on Kyrgyz National Television OTPK

National television station OTPK in Kyrgyzstan featured me and some of my Peace Corps Volunteer colleagues during a story about...

18 Feb 2012

Tag disaster,

How Hurricane Katrina Changed My Life 10 Years Later
How Hurricane Katrina Changed My Life 10 Years Later

On the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I reflect on how that was a pivotal moment when the trajectory...

29 Aug 2015

Bike Race
Bike Race

I recently participated in my first bike race! It was a really great experience but because I entered into the...

01 Apr 2013

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag ski

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag kg,

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag aki

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag trip,

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag skiing,

An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project
An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Davies as she pursues an epic journey chasing winter around...

18 Apr 2017

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag tik

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

18 Mar 2012

Tag danger,

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag road

National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering
National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering

The C4 Gathering is hosted annually by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for enthusiasts of the 4th...

18 May 2013

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag to

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag talas,

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag travel,

What happened when I traveled alone in Beijing
What happened when I traveled alone in Beijing

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and author of the Propitious Panda blog and the new book "It Depends" shares a tale...

03 Oct 2017

An Interview with Aniko Villalba of the Viajando Por Ahí Travel Blog and Books
An Interview with Aniko Villalba of the Viajando Por Ahí Travel Blog and Books

Aniko Villalba and I got to talking about being digital nomads, solo travel, female travel, and what it really means...

18 Jul 2017

An Interview with Jenna Davis of Give For Granted
An Interview with Jenna Davis of Give For Granted

Jenna Davis is founder of Give For Granted, a sustainable travel blog about giving back to Earth via travel. Read...

05 May 2017

Weekend Trips - Quick Tips for the Jetsetter and Novice Traveler Alike
Weekend Trips - Quick Tips for the Jetsetter and Novice Traveler Alike

Weekend trips are often times the best trips. Guest author Jennifer Chang shares tips for how to make your weekend...

27 Apr 2017

An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project
An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Davies as she pursues an epic journey chasing winter around...

18 Apr 2017

An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project
An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Davies as she pursues an epic journey chasing winter around...

18 Apr 2017

10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco
10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco

Morocco is a land with charms dating back centuries. If you want to have an authentic experience, book a riad...

12 Apr 2017

Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE
Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE

A 36-hour layover in Abu Dhabi became one of the most interesting and spontaneous adventures of my life! Check out...

12 Nov 2014

Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper
Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper

Dharamshala is the refuge of the Tibetan people in India. Hospitality shines through their acts, their stories, and their business...

26 Oct 2014

Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains
Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains

Half a day's drive north of New Delhi you find yourself scaling the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Once you...

24 Oct 2014

Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag winter

Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions
Bishkek / Talas Winter Road Conditions

Think you have a tough commute? This is just another day in the life of a Talas Peace Corps Volunteer....

18 Mar 2012

Tag lifestyle,

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Peace Corps Hardship
Peace Corps Hardship

Life in the Peace Corps is not as luxurious as some might think it could be. Here is a quick...

20 Mar 2012

Tag besh

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Tag tash,

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Tag hiking,

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

01 Jan 2018

Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan
Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

I joined a group from the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan today to explore Konorchek Canyon. The landscape in this canyon is...

30 Mar 2013

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

01 Apr 2012

Tag central

Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan
Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

I joined a group from the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan today to explore Konorchek Canyon. The landscape in this canyon is...

30 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Tag asia,

Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan
Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

I joined a group from the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan today to explore Konorchek Canyon. The landscape in this canyon is...

30 Mar 2013

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Tag osh

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Tag bazaar,

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Tag shopping

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

24 Jun 2012

Tag friends,

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Mars Family
Mars Family

Mars is a dear friend of mine from Bishkek and was my main host when I visited Bishkek before I...

25 Jun 2012

Tag kyrgyz

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

26 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Besh Tash with Family
Besh Tash with Family

My second host family in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, took me to the nearby Besh Tash (Five Stones) National Park. They have...

14 Jul 2012

Mars Family
Mars Family

Mars is a dear friend of mine from Bishkek and was my main host when I visited Bishkek before I...

25 Jun 2012

Tag kyrgyzstan

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

01 Jan 2018

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

26 Oct 2012

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Mars Family
Mars Family

Mars is a dear friend of mine from Bishkek and was my main host when I visited Bishkek before I...

25 Jun 2012

Tag cooking,

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Tag culture

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Tag exchange,

The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow
The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow

I will be meeting with Egyptian and American diplomats, military leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers during the 6-week Gabr Fellowship Program....

03 Oct 2015

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Tag sushi,

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Tag thanks

Sushi Nights
Sushi Nights

In the year that I have lived in Talas I have made many visits to the Kyrgyz capital city, Bishkek....

25 Jun 2012

Tag k20,

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Tag pst,

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Tag site

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Tag placement

K20 Site Placement Ceremony
K20 Site Placement Ceremony

New Talas Oblast Volunteers! Welcome K20s!! Our country director, Seth Fearey, preparing to make the site announcements.

25 Jun 2012

Tag birthday,

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Tag germans,

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Tag party,

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Golden Birthday and Sie Germans
Golden Birthday and Sie Germans

Golden Birthday Party

30 Jun 2012

Tag 4th

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Tag of

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Tag july,

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Tag embassy,

2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party
2012 4th of July Bishkek Embassy Party

Happy Birthday America! Here are a few photos of the festivities at the American Embassy in Bishkek. They really know...

04 Jul 2012

Tag ict,

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

Tag irex,

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

Tag technology,

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

Tag training

Bishkek ICT Training
Bishkek ICT Training

If there is a reason why I joined the Peace Corps it was the experience of the last few days....

13 Jul 2012

Tag issyk-kul,

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

Tag lake

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

11 Aug 2012

Tag dinner

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Tag jinga,

ICT Camp Dinner Night
ICT Camp Dinner Night

Last night I had a group of new friends in Bishkek over for dinner at my new apartment. We played...

12 Aug 2012

Tag bbq,

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Tag day

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Tag trips,

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Tag mountains,

10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco
10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco

Morocco is a land with charms dating back centuries. If you want to have an authentic experience, book a riad...

12 Apr 2017

Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper
Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper

Dharamshala is the refuge of the Tibetan people in India. Hospitality shines through their acts, their stories, and their business...

26 Oct 2014

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Tag nature

Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan
Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

I joined a group from the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan today to explore Konorchek Canyon. The landscape in this canyon is...

30 Mar 2013

Almanbet's Birthday Cookout
Almanbet's Birthday Cookout

My friend Linda has a friend named Almanbet who invited her to the mountains for a cook out. I got...

19 Aug 2012

Tag freedom,

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

31 Aug 2012

Tag adventure,

Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Edinburgh Castle is a must-see attraction in Edinburgh. I took a walking tour of the castle which proved to be...

13 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Free Walking Tour
Edinburgh Free Walking Tour

On my recent trip to Edinburgh, I kicked off my day with a free walking tour of the city. The...

08 Feb 2018

Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary
Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary

With just one visit, Dublin has become one of my favorite cities in the world. I pieced together the very...

03 Feb 2018

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

01 Jan 2018

10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco
10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco

Morocco is a land with charms dating back centuries. If you want to have an authentic experience, book a riad...

12 Apr 2017

Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation
Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation

After living for two years in Kyrgyzstan, I have some pro tips for how your next Central Asian adventure can...

30 Nov 2015

The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow
The Gabr Fellowship Has Selected Me As A 2015 Fellow

I will be meeting with Egyptian and American diplomats, military leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers during the 6-week Gabr Fellowship Program....

03 Oct 2015

Pushkar - A Camel Safari In The Heart of Rajasthan India
Pushkar - A Camel Safari In The Heart of Rajasthan India

An overnight camel safari in Pushkar with desert nomads led to the best meal of my life and a new...

15 Dec 2014

Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East
Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East

Dubai is the playground of billionaires, royalty and me (for a day)! I've studied the architecture and dreamed of skiing...

13 Nov 2014

Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE
Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE

A 36-hour layover in Abu Dhabi became one of the most interesting and spontaneous adventures of my life! Check out...

12 Nov 2014

Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper
Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper

Dharamshala is the refuge of the Tibetan people in India. Hospitality shines through their acts, their stories, and their business...

26 Oct 2014

Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains
Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains

Half a day's drive north of New Delhi you find yourself scaling the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Once you...

24 Oct 2014

A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise
A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise

This coastal town of Pondicherry sits on the Bay of Bengal in southeast India. This historical French colony is lined...

02 Oct 2014

Hampi the Fallen Capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in India
Hampi the Fallen Capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in India

Hampi: Fallen Seat of an Empire

29 Sep 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications
Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications

After a 3-year hiatus I am back on wheels with this great Giant ATX 770 that I found in Bishkek,...

11 Sep 2012

Tag biking,

My New 2015 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bicycle
My New 2015 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bicycle

Cyclocross is a hybrid road / trail bike sport which combines speed with ruggedness. I am starting to race CX...

25 Apr 2015

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Bike Race
Bike Race

I recently participated in my first bike race! It was a really great experience but because I entered into the...

01 Apr 2013

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

03 Nov 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

08 Oct 2012

Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications
Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications

After a 3-year hiatus I am back on wheels with this great Giant ATX 770 that I found in Bishkek,...

11 Sep 2012

Tag toys

Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications
Giant ATX 770 Mountain Bike Technical Specifications

After a 3-year hiatus I am back on wheels with this great Giant ATX 770 that I found in Bishkek,...

11 Sep 2012

Tag ,artin,

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

Tag sie

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

Tag germans

Martin Abschieds Party
Martin Abschieds Party

15 Sep 2012

Tag kloop,

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

Tag change

Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.
Moving To Bishkek - New City. New Work. New Address.

I am moving To Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to continue to the next step of my Peace Corps Service. Get all of...

17 Sep 2012

Tag festivals,

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Tag street

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Tag festival

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

17 Sep 2012

Tag wedding

Almanbet's Brother's Wedding
Almanbet's Brother's Wedding

My good Kyrgyz friend, Almambet, invited me to attend his brother’s wedding. His brother is the general manager of the...

19 Sep 2012

Tag apartment,

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Tag living

Top 10 American Cities for Living Without a Car in 2017
Top 10 American Cities for Living Without a Car in 2017

Living without a car is the new American dream established by Millennials seeking a more efficient life. Here are the...

03 Mar 2017

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Tag conditions,

Bishkek Apartment
Bishkek Apartment

Keeping with tradition and always being on the move, I have now moved into a new apartment after only being...

20 Sep 2012

Tag architecture,

Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort

I was a child when I first visited the National Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. I’ve never been one...

14 Sep 2014

Charminar
Charminar

I had the most wonderful experience exploring Hyderabad today! I went to visit one of India’s most recognizable monuments, a mosque...

13 Sep 2014

Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City
Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City

On a perfect morning in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia, I grabbed a...

14 Oct 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

08 Oct 2012

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

22 Sep 2012

Tag photos

Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City
Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City

On a perfect morning in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia, I grabbed a...

14 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

08 Oct 2012

Tag graffiti,

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

08 Oct 2012

Tag about

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag me,

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag contact

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag info,

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag judson

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag l

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag moore

My New Contact Information
My New Contact Information

10 Oct 2012

Tag accels,

FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek
FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek

I was asked to help proctor the FLEX exam this year in Bishkek. Here is a snippet about the program from the...

14 Oct 2012

Tag flex,

FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek
FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek

I was asked to help proctor the FLEX exam this year in Bishkek. Here is a snippet about the program from the...

14 Oct 2012

Tag testing

FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek
FLEX Exam 2012 Bishkek

I was asked to help proctor the FLEX exam this year in Bishkek. Here is a snippet about the program from the...

14 Oct 2012

Tag fun,

Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For
Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For

The Dandiya Festival is an Indian celebration of an ancient battle. The music is percussion-driven and the dance reflects the...

08 Oct 2014

I Am The Quiz Master
I Am The Quiz Master

Last night I was the quiz master at my favorite local quiz night in Bishkek. We had a great turnout...

07 Mar 2013

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

03 Nov 2012

Tag sports

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

03 Nov 2012

Tag sports,

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Tag zil

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

01 Dec 2012

Tag published

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article – Fall 2013

Well, this chapter of my life has now officially concluded. With my final article in the LSU Alumni Magazine, Peace...

11 Sep 2013

LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013
LSU Alumni Association Magazine Article - Spring 2013

Here is my contribution to the LSU Alumni Association Magazine for Spring 2013. View original source here: http://issuu.com/lsualumni/docs/lsuaa_spring2013

08 Mar 2013

LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012
LSU Alumni Magazine Article – Winter 2012

Photo Caption: Judson and his Kyrgyz friends having fun at a cross-cultural dinner party. One of many such events he...

02 Dec 2012

Tag new

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Tag year,

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Tag party

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

© Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg © Kloop.kg

05 Jan 2013

Tag christmas,

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Tag orthodox,

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Tag religion

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

07 Jan 2013

Tag projects,

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Tag service,

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Tag un,

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Tag unesco

Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]
Community Media in Kyrgyzstan Key to Achieving Social Justice [cross-post]

The culmination of months of work, preparation and an international team overcoming very difficult situations get’s summed up nicely in this article posted on...

06 Mar 2013

Tag atack,

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Tag interests,

Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

I Am The Quiz Master
I Am The Quiz Master

Last night I was the quiz master at my favorite local quiz night in Bishkek. We had a great turnout...

07 Mar 2013

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Tag travel

Three lies about Rome uncovered
Three lies about Rome uncovered

Rome has been my #1 must-see European destination since I moved to Germany nearly four years ago and yet I...

18 Feb 2020

The Lost City of Petra is More Amazing Than I Ever Imagined
The Lost City of Petra is More Amazing Than I Ever Imagined

Petra is one of the New7Wonders of the World and it is no surprise! There is so much more to...

28 Oct 2018

The Without a Path Podcast asked me to share travel advice in Kyrgyzstan
The Without a Path Podcast asked me to share travel advice in Kyrgyzstan

I share travel advice from Kyrgyzstan on The Without a Path Podcast with American writer, traveler, and meddler Joe Baur....

19 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Edinburgh Castle is a must-see attraction in Edinburgh. I took a walking tour of the castle which proved to be...

13 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Edinburgh Castle is a must-see attraction in Edinburgh. I took a walking tour of the castle which proved to be...

13 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Free Walking Tour
Edinburgh Free Walking Tour

On my recent trip to Edinburgh, I kicked off my day with a free walking tour of the city. The...

08 Feb 2018

Edinburgh Free Walking Tour
Edinburgh Free Walking Tour

On my recent trip to Edinburgh, I kicked off my day with a free walking tour of the city. The...

08 Feb 2018

Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary
Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary

With just one visit, Dublin has become one of my favorite cities in the world. I pieced together the very...

03 Feb 2018

Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary
Things to Do in Dublin - A 3-day Weekend Itinerary

With just one visit, Dublin has become one of my favorite cities in the world. I pieced together the very...

03 Feb 2018

What happened when I traveled alone in Beijing
What happened when I traveled alone in Beijing

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and author of the Propitious Panda blog and the new book "It Depends" shares a tale...

03 Oct 2017

The Expat Sandwich Podcast features my story of serving humanity.
The Expat Sandwich Podcast features my story of serving humanity.

The Expat Sandwich Podcast features Americans living abroad and the crazy but interesting lives they lead. I share stories from...

05 Sep 2017

An Interview with Aniko Villalba of the Viajando Por Ahí Travel Blog and Books
An Interview with Aniko Villalba of the Viajando Por Ahí Travel Blog and Books

Aniko Villalba and I got to talking about being digital nomads, solo travel, female travel, and what it really means...

18 Jul 2017

In the south of Brazil, find Germany in the town of Blumenau
In the south of Brazil, find Germany in the town of Blumenau

Blumenau is the craft beer capital of Brazil, and is also in the heart of wine country, pulling cultural and...

12 Jul 2017

Beach, innovation, and majestic views. Welcome to Florianopolis, Brazil.
Beach, innovation, and majestic views. Welcome to Florianopolis, Brazil.

Florianopolis Brazil is a magnificent city with a blend of beach, surfing, adventure sport, and a modern city driving Brazilian...

06 Jul 2017

Visit Brazil - A guide to when, where, and how to visit Brazil
Visit Brazil - A guide to when, where, and how to visit Brazil

Have you ever wanted to visit Brazil but are not sure of the best way to get there, the best...

30 Jun 2017

Visit Brazil - A guide to when, where, and how to visit Brazil
Visit Brazil - A guide to when, where, and how to visit Brazil

Have you ever wanted to visit Brazil but are not sure of the best way to get there, the best...

30 Jun 2017

Porto Seguro is the best beach town in the whole world. Here is why.
Porto Seguro is the best beach town in the whole world. Here is why.

Porto Seguro is where Portuguese colonialists discovered Brazil. Full of history, this coastal town has the perfect mix of beach,...

20 Jun 2017

Diamantina Brazil is a sleepy town with a party spirit
Diamantina Brazil is a sleepy town with a party spirit

Diamantina Brazil is a tiny town reflecting 300 years of Brazilian colonial history. Surrounded by spectacular nature, it dances with...

13 Jun 2017

Belo Horizonte is a historic and cultural capital of Brazil
Belo Horizonte is a historic and cultural capital of Brazil

Discover the best things to do with this Belo Horizonte travel guide, including panoramic views, the metal museum, majestic parks,...

06 Jun 2017

Weekend Trips - Quick Tips for the Jetsetter and Novice Traveler Alike
Weekend Trips - Quick Tips for the Jetsetter and Novice Traveler Alike

Weekend trips are often times the best trips. Guest author Jennifer Chang shares tips for how to make your weekend...

27 Apr 2017

10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco
10 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Riad in Morocco

Morocco is a land with charms dating back centuries. If you want to have an authentic experience, book a riad...

12 Apr 2017

Ouro Preto Brazil is the heart of Brazil, Revolution, and an economic explosion
Ouro Preto Brazil is the heart of Brazil, Revolution, and an economic explosion

Ouro Preto Brazil is the best preserved colonial city in South America. Today, it is a treasure of riches, architecture...

08 Mar 2017

The Iguazu Falls Are More Than The World's Largest Waterfall System
The Iguazu Falls Are More Than The World's Largest Waterfall System

In the Triple Frontier between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, sits one of the grandest natural wonders in the world, the...

17 Sep 2016

Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation
Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation

After living for two years in Kyrgyzstan, I have some pro tips for how your next Central Asian adventure can...

30 Nov 2015

India Travel Guide - What I Learned After 6 Months On The Road
India Travel Guide - What I Learned After 6 Months On The Road

During a 6-month business trip to India, I took advantage of every weekend to travel to a different corner of...

15 Jan 2015

Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East
Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East

Dubai is the playground of billionaires, royalty and me (for a day)! I've studied the architecture and dreamed of skiing...

13 Nov 2014

Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion
Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion

I spend two weeks in Colombia with old friends exploring the hottest destinations, eating the most delicious food, and learning...

11 Nov 2014

Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World
Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World

If you find yourself hungry in Colombia, you better find your way to Andrés Carne de Res. This is the...

10 Nov 2014

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - A Subterranean Monument of Faith
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - A Subterranean Monument of Faith

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, is perhaps the world's grandest testament of a people's...

08 Nov 2014

Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia
Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia

Villa de Leyva is a small historical mountain town in Colombia with beautiful architecture, adventure tourism galore, and waterfalls everywhere....

07 Nov 2014

Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar
Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar

Isla Palma is the private island retreat of cartel boss Pablo Escobar. Today, this all-inclusive resort is scattered with the...

05 Nov 2014

Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port
Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port

Cartagena is a historic city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia full of culture, music, seafood and great times for...

03 Nov 2014

Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation
Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation

In Colombia's capital city, Bogotá, one finds themselves taken to a time when romance lived permanently in the air and...

01 Nov 2014

Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley
Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley

I made a lot out of a quick trip to India's Garden City, Bangalore. Temples of bulls, parks, and rooftop...

12 Oct 2014

A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise
A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise

This coastal town of Pondicherry sits on the Bay of Bengal in southeast India. This historical French colony is lined...

02 Oct 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Tag safety,

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Tag violence

Bishkek Attack
Bishkek Attack

Just considering that I would begin this post with something like, “I don’t know how important it is to tell...

06 Mar 2013

Tag trivia

I Am The Quiz Master
I Am The Quiz Master

Last night I was the quiz master at my favorite local quiz night in Bishkek. We had a great turnout...

07 Mar 2013

Tag sport

Bike Race
Bike Race

I recently participated in my first bike race! It was a really great experience but because I entered into the...

01 Apr 2013

Tag cos,

K-19 COS Conference
K-19 COS Conference

This is it. This is the end. I made it. Yet somehow, I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment. As...

06 Apr 2013

Tag rpcv

K-19 COS Conference
K-19 COS Conference

This is it. This is the end. I made it. Yet somehow, I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment. As...

06 Apr 2013

Tag islam,

Charminar
Charminar

I had the most wonderful experience exploring Hyderabad today! I went to visit one of India’s most recognizable monuments, a mosque...

13 Sep 2014

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Tag year

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

17 Apr 2013

Tag appendectomy,

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Tag health,

The Annual Hyderabad 10k Around The Hussain Sagar Lake
The Annual Hyderabad 10k Around The Hussain Sagar Lake

The annual Hyderabad 10k is a massive city-wide event with olympian leaders, beautiful scenery and live music on at every...

29 Nov 2014

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Tag safety

Appendectomy In Bishkek
Appendectomy In Bishkek

A Fair Warning

18 Apr 2013

Tag life

Young, free, and female. How to be happy in a world full of choice and pressure.
Young, free, and female. How to be happy in a world full of choice and pressure.

Travel blogger Tarah Mason writes a guest post about how to be happy in a world full of opportunities, pressures,...

21 Mar 2017

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Tag goal,

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Tag rpcv,

My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished
My Peace Corps Mission is Accomplished

Serving with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan these last two years has been a tremendous experience. During my...

05 May 2013

Tag cars,

National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering
National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering

The C4 Gathering is hosted annually by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for enthusiasts of the 4th...

18 May 2013

Tag corvette,

National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering
National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering

The C4 Gathering is hosted annually by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for enthusiasts of the 4th...

18 May 2013

Tag kentucky,

National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering
National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering

The C4 Gathering is hosted annually by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for enthusiasts of the 4th...

18 May 2013

Tag trip

An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project
An Interview with Global Skier Laura Davies of the ForeverWinter Project

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Davies as she pursues an epic journey chasing winter around...

18 Apr 2017

National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering
National Corvette Museum Hosts the C4 Gathering

The C4 Gathering is hosted annually by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for enthusiasts of the 4th...

18 May 2013

Tag austin,

How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag bikes,

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag carbon

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag fiber,

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag custom,

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag sram

Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red
Custom Carbon Road Bike 56CM SRAM Red

25 Jun 2013

Tag brazos

How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India
How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India

Mutual Mobile sent me to India for 6 moths to build a new office in Hyderabad India. This is the...

09 Jan 2015

Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad
Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad

In celebration of construction beginning at the new Mutual Mobile office in Hyderabad, the builders organized a puja to be...

07 Oct 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

Tag mobile,

How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India
How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India

Mutual Mobile sent me to India for 6 moths to build a new office in Hyderabad India. This is the...

09 Jan 2015

Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad
Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad

In celebration of construction beginning at the new Mutual Mobile office in Hyderabad, the builders organized a puja to be...

07 Oct 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]
How to Achieve Silicon Valley Anywhere [crosspost]

The following was originally posted on <re/code> on June 25, 2014. Read the original post here.

27 Jun 2014

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Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

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Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

Tag colombia,

Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion
Colombia Is The New Germany - A Rotary Youth Exchange Reunion

I spend two weeks in Colombia with old friends exploring the hottest destinations, eating the most delicious food, and learning...

11 Nov 2014

Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World
Andrés Carne de Res - The Tackiest Steakhouse In The World

If you find yourself hungry in Colombia, you better find your way to Andrés Carne de Res. This is the...

10 Nov 2014

Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia
Villa de Leyva - A Historical Mountain Retreat In Colombia

Villa de Leyva is a small historical mountain town in Colombia with beautiful architecture, adventure tourism galore, and waterfalls everywhere....

07 Nov 2014

Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar
Isla Palma - Private Island Paradise of Pablo Escobar

Isla Palma is the private island retreat of cartel boss Pablo Escobar. Today, this all-inclusive resort is scattered with the...

05 Nov 2014

Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port
Cartagena - A Historical Tour Through Colombia's Magnificent Port

Cartagena is a historic city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia full of culture, music, seafood and great times for...

03 Nov 2014

Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation
Bogotá - A Capital of More Romantic Times and a Beautiful Nation

In Colombia's capital city, Bogotá, one finds themselves taken to a time when romance lived permanently in the air and...

01 Nov 2014

Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

Tag india,

How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India
How Its Made - The Mutual Mobile Office in Hyderabad India

Mutual Mobile sent me to India for 6 moths to build a new office in Hyderabad India. This is the...

09 Jan 2015

The Annual Hyderabad 10k Around The Hussain Sagar Lake
The Annual Hyderabad 10k Around The Hussain Sagar Lake

The annual Hyderabad 10k is a massive city-wide event with olympian leaders, beautiful scenery and live music on at every...

29 Nov 2014

Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper
Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper

Dharamshala is the refuge of the Tibetan people in India. Hospitality shines through their acts, their stories, and their business...

26 Oct 2014

Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains
Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains

Half a day's drive north of New Delhi you find yourself scaling the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Once you...

24 Oct 2014

Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley
Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley

I made a lot out of a quick trip to India's Garden City, Bangalore. Temples of bulls, parks, and rooftop...

12 Oct 2014

Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad
Mutual Mobile Receives High Blessings In Hyderabad

In celebration of construction beginning at the new Mutual Mobile office in Hyderabad, the builders organized a puja to be...

07 Oct 2014

Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to
Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to

Tranquebar is Christianity's origin point in India, home to the largest Danish fort outside of Europe, and one amazing B&B...

02 Oct 2014

A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise
A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise

This coastal town of Pondicherry sits on the Bay of Bengal in southeast India. This historical French colony is lined...

02 Oct 2014

Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort

I was a child when I first visited the National Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. I’ve never been one...

14 Sep 2014

Charminar
Charminar

I had the most wonderful experience exploring Hyderabad today! I went to visit one of India’s most recognizable monuments, a mosque...

13 Sep 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

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Global Travel Announcement
Global Travel Announcement

1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago I moved to Austin Texas. Since that time I have only spent...

03 Sep 2014

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The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

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The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

Tag poverty,

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014

Tag mosque

Charminar
Charminar

I had the most wonderful experience exploring Hyderabad today! I went to visit one of India’s most recognizable monuments, a mosque...

13 Sep 2014

Tag fort,

Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to
Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to

Tranquebar is Christianity's origin point in India, home to the largest Danish fort outside of Europe, and one amazing B&B...

02 Oct 2014