Drinking at Yurt Lush is like having a brew in some sort of desert frontier base. It’s an oasis lost in the middle of a car park by Temple Meads train station and the first time I went there I felt like I’d stepped off the map. 635 more words
I wish I knew what I was doing for more than 10 days at a time. It seems to be the nature of my life recently that the ideas and feelings are an infinite knot that doesn’t want to straighten out so I can tie it into anything useful. 589 more words
A Yurt is: a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia as their home. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel, usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again, steam bent). 253 more words
Not everyone is interested in living in a yurt, let along building their own. Heck, not everyone even knows what a yurt it. But Molly Caro May and her soon-to-be husband not only knew about yurts, but built one in Montana, May documenting the process in her book, The Map of Enough: One Woman’s Search for Place. 163 more words
Not many people can say they celebrated a birthday in Kyrgyzstan unless, of course, they actually ARE from there.
But Poor John is from Australia, and just the other day he had a whoop-de-do birthday celebration in the wilds of this fantastically scenic Central Asian country. 237 more words