Astana odd structures sprouting from the Steppe
just a glimpse, stay tuned for more to explore MilesAstray unfolds in retrospect. I was living these stories full time, now I'm making space to pen them down. Head over to the countries section for the latest places/stories and completed countries.
glimpse: WOULD YOU RATHER | Would you rather be fed, safe and unfree or hungry, unprotected and free? Would you rather have someone take care of you or take care of yourself? Would you rather live in a shelter with hundreds of others or be alone? Would you rather stay stray or become domestic? Would you rather put up with a -30 °C Kazakh winter or be put down?
places / stories
Nur-Sultan (Astana) / The Surreal Deal
arbitrary travel moments you never could have imagined
In a way, I’m sleeping the dreamy sleep of extraordinary travel routine. But every now and then, I wake to the almost absurd reality of a situation I never could have imagined and the vastly arbitrary nature of these instances bestows a surreal feel upon me.
Almaty / Soviet Grid
yet to be written
we all have one
...it isn’t just a tale; it is the very world we live in, inside our head, and as much as we can let others in, they will always see it with a different set of eyes. see more
Office Prison Symmetry
behind bars: office or prison?
Looking at it from the outside, I can’t help but seeing bars in the symmetry that comes with the sterile and institutional blueprint of office buildings around the world. see more
neon-rice & snowy white
In a realm so contrasting that it juxtaposes the world's highest peaks with some of its most paradisiacal beaches, there's naturally much to see: gargantuan caves, neon green rice paddies, bizarre monoliths, brackish lagoons, blue lava and a volcano inside a volcano to name but a few. see more