Monthly Archive: July, 2022

Kyrgyzstan Trek Day Two – Orcas and Golden Spirals

Sometime in the mid-1980’s we went to SeaWorld, in large part to see Shamu the killer whale. (Those were uninformed times and we didn’t know any better, including that Shamu had died in… Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan Trek – Day One in the Mountains of Heaven

On Day One of the trek, at the start of the trail, we left the trail behind. Normally, we would have walked up the Jeti Oguz Valley (or Dzhety-Ogyuz if you’re playing Scrabble),… Continue reading

Getting Oriented in Kyrgyzstan

The goat-thing in front of me was perfect. And I was worried that I’m a bad traveler. For starters, I confess that I wasn’t 100% sure of how to pronounce Kyrgyzstan when I… Continue reading

European spring 2022

The night before my first tour of Europe after two years of covid-enforced sabbatical, I wrote a post about the energy filling my mind and rattling through my body. But then I took… Continue reading