Bishkek   pastel winter

  

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a glimpse

Burana Tower   waiting for the summer

 

Burana Tower   snail shell

 

glimpse: HOSTEL CREATURE | Hostels are anthropological petri dishes, in which all sorts of characters and stories mingle. Sure, many conversations stay at a superficial level along the lines of “where you from mate, sick dude, how long have you been traveling, where you headed?” But some people meet on the same wavelength and dive a little deeper, to more profound topics and even to the depths where lifelong friendships are molded. And then there are the occasional oddballs, refreshing palate cleansers with quirky demeanors and twisted plots. Like the kind of guy entering a dorm in Bishkek late at night with a stern face while insinuating something about a committed murder, but being all jovial and no longer hangry after a midnight snack, now casually clarifying that the murder victim was actually him, killed by a society that had not prevented his near starvation leading to strokes and nerve damage, and alleging that some Balinese villagers worship him and his wife as reincarnations of Hindu gods, before putting on his PJs and a Kermit sleeping mask.

 

Bishkek   Soviet composition

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Bishkek / No Cherry Picking: Wintry Authenticity
story lived, yet to be written
Burana Tower / Balancing Freedom and Responsibility
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Bishkek / No Cherry Picking: Wintry Authenticity

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yet to be written

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Burana Tower / Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

story lived

yet to be written

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