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The Departure Lounge

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
{Mark Twain}

A space devoted to my travel photography.
{+ some favorite quotes, poems, music, and art pieces}

{All photos copyrighted 2011-2014}

Traditional Central Asian horse game where a rider gallops at full speed while picking up a bag of coins from the ground. {Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan} 

Traditional Central Asian horse game where a rider gallops at full speed while picking up a bag of coins from the ground. {Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan} 

Before a Storm. {Rural Mongolia, near Shine Ider}

Before a Storm. {Rural Mongolia, near Shine Ider}

Lights over Bishkek Festival {Victory Park, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic}

Lights over Bishkek Festival {Victory Park, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic}

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

—Jack Kornfield “Buddha’s Little Instruction Book”

Pineapple Farm {Accra, Ghana}

Pineapple Farm {Accra, Ghana}

International Cat Show at the Russian Drama Theater. {Bishkek Kyrgyzstan}

International Cat Show at the Russian Drama Theater. {Bishkek Kyrgyzstan}

Reflection inside the Taj Mahal Complex {Agra, India}

Reflection inside the Taj Mahal Complex {Agra, India}

Every Sunday morning in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, nomads and traders congregate in the Animal Bazaar (скотный базар) to buy, sell, and trade horses, cows, sheep, dogs, etc. Some sellers travel for days to participate in this old style commerce. {Karakol, Kyrgyzstan}

Every Sunday morning in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, nomads and traders congregate in the Animal Bazaar (скотный базар) to buy, sell, and trade horses, cows, sheep, dogs, etc. Some sellers travel for days to participate in this old style commerce. {Karakol, Kyrgyzstan}

Entrance to “Garbage City” (Manshiyat Nasar) in the outskirts of Cairo {Cairo, Egypt}

Entrance to “Garbage City” (Manshiyat Nasar) in the outskirts of Cairo {Cairo, Egypt}

The Forbidden Palace {Beijing, China}

The Forbidden Palace {Beijing, China}

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