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Brutal Ulak Tartysh horse battle with sheep carcass @ Kyrgyzstan Independence Day, Russian concert, & vodka

The timing was perfect for coming into Bishkek with Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day being celebrated on August 31st. A famous tradition on this day is the national game of Ulak Tartysh (Kok Boru). It’s similar to polo, except a bit more … Continue reading

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Surgery & being a zoo animal

In the beginning I thought I might end up having to be in the hospital for a few days, but I had to give up those hopes. That first day, I was still thinking I would just heal up in … Continue reading

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Hit by a truck in India & forks in the road of life

With my mind already looking forward to and planning on all the fun in the Himalayas, I was sent on a different path by an idiot truck driver in Assam, India. The day started off with a pleasant cruise out … Continue reading

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Indian markets

One of the best parts of India is wandering through a local market and sending your senses into overdrive. In India, no matter the time of day, you will find people selling, bartering, and cooking. The smells in the air … Continue reading

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