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Bamyan, my Jan!

(warning: beautiful pictures follow.  will induce intense wanderlust and mountain craving.)

I lived in America for 26 years. I never looked like anyone there, other than my sisters. 1,696 more words


What Do You Do With Your Dead Goat

So you are sitting around wondering, “Hey!  I have this terrific goat carcass.  What would be a really cool thing to do with it?”  Then it hits you!   178 more words

A Literate Phoenix

Kopkari, Uzbekistan

“He is fine horseman,” my self-appointed commentator says, squatting next to me on the shingle bank of a dried up river bed. Dressed in the traditional Uzbek four pointed… 495 more words


Crazy? It's all about perspectives.

Yesterday’s New York Times article called it “A most dangerous game” – Calcio Storico, a centuries-old competition in Florence with very few rules and the sort of human wreckage generally associated with gladiators.  295 more words


Forget Playing with Pigskin; This Sport Really Gets Your Goat

If basketball or hockey isn’t your thing, consider taking up the sport of buzkashi. Originating with the Turks and Mongols sometime between the 10th and 15th centuries, its name means “goat dragging.” The name describes it well. 225 more words