Monthly Archives: January 2010

Adventures In Kyrgyzstan

 

Adventures In Kyrgyzstan

Petroglyphs are new to me.   Exploring this boulder field near Lake Issyk-Kul near Cholpon Ata in Kyrgyzstan is a highlight experience in my museum career.

http://sustainablemuseums.blogspot.com/2010/01/adventures-in-kyrgyzstan.html
01/10

a second glance

 travels of a tway

 

Who am I?  Good question. Five stabs at an answer:

  • I love to travel and record memories in words and pictures.
  • I’ve worked as an investment banking business analyst, in client services for a hedge fund and as a self-employed project manager on a website construction project.
  • I’ve edited a magazine, run a ten-pin bowling club and chaired a wine and whisky appreciation society.
  • I’ve a deep want to work away from the U.K. for a few years.
  • I strongly believe that people should wear more hats and I’m currently in between hair-styles.

 

http://www.timothyway.co.uk:8080/

A Weekend in Bishkek

 

A Weekend in BishkekYou’ll know when you’ve arrived by the number of American military aircraft lining the runway. Located 25 km north of the capital Bishkek, the U.S. air base at Manas — Kyrgyzstan’s main airport — briefly hit international headlines after the Kyrgyz parliament, under pressure from Russia and China, voted to shut it down in 2009. The U.S government’s offer to pay much higher rent meant that the base (now officially called a Transit Center in deference to local sensibilities) survived the threat of closure. It remains today as an embarkation point for troops bound for Afghanistan, and a reminder of the Great Game in which Kyrgyzstan is ensnared.

http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,1957306,00.html 
28/01/2010

A Weekend in Bishkek

A Weekend in Bishkek

You’ll know when you’ve arrived by the number of American military aircraft lining the runway. Located 25 km north of the capital Bishkek, the U.S. air base at Manas — Kyrgyzstan’s main airport — briefly hit international headlines after the Kyrgyz parliament, under pressure from Russia and China, voted to shut it down in 2009. The U.S government’s offer to pay much higher rent meant that the base (now officially called a Transit Center in deference to local sensibilities) survived the threat of closure. It remains today as an embarkation point for troops bound for Afghanistan, and a reminder of the Great Game in which Kyrgyzstan is ensnared.

http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,1957306,00.html
28/01/2010

Danielle abroad.

 Danielle abroad.

http://danielleabroad.typepad.com/blog/2010/01/interview-with-a-krzy-boy-in-kyrgyzstan.html
01/10

Going Nomad in Kyrgyzstan

Going Nomad in Kyrgyzstan

Missile-riding cowboys, dead goat polo, and mountain yaks (that last one’s an entree). It’s time to take a closer look at the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.

http://matadortrips.com/going-nomad-in-kyrgyzstan
01/10

A world away

 

A world awayREVEREND RETURNS AFTER 4 MONTHS STATIONED WITH UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

http://www.beatricedailysun.com/news/national/article_32e23b39-8698-528e-b4d9-42811548bfd2.html
23/01/2010

A world away

A world away

REVEREND RETURNS AFTER 4 MONTHS STATIONED WITH UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

http://www.beatricedailysun.com/news/national/article_32e23b39-8698-528e-b4d9-42811548bfd2.html
23/01/2010

Who’s Stan?

Who’s Stan?

ANNA CUNNIFFE and her husband, Diarmuid, set off on a honeymoon with a difference, cycling eastwards from Ukraine towards Mongolia, through countries that had, for them, been just a black hole on the map. First of all, though, they had to build their bikes

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2010/0116/1224262434350.html
16/01/2010

Travelmag – Land-cruising through Kyrgyzstan

Travelmag – Land-cruising through Kyrgyzstan

The landlocked, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan is one of the former Soviet Union’s most unspoilt, beautiful and mysterious states.

The name alone evokes romantic images of the days when the Great Game was played out amongst its snow-capped peaks and flower-filled high pastures, of weather-beaten nomadic shepherds tending flocks from their remote yurt villages, of bleak passes and remote borders.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=1663
13/01/2010