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Travel, Writing, Photography, Blogging. A little bit of all of it, from all over the world.
Travel, Writing, Photography, Blogging. A little bit of all of it, from all over the world.

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I had the good fortune of tagging along on a cruise through the fjords and glaciers of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park in #Patagonia recently, and WOW. Beautiful landscapes, luxury #travel, super photogenic. I could get used to this sort of traveling!

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/cruising-fjords-of-patagonia-chile/

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The most amazing place I've been recently: cruising the fjords and glaciers of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park in #Patagonia.

This is a kind #travel I could get accustomed to!

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What is travel, really, without overindulgence and instant regret? Everything's bigger in Texas, as they say, including this #food challenge to eat far more barbecue in Lockhart, Tx than anyone ever should.

What do you think? Worth giving it a try?

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An unexpected side of #winter in Kyrgyzstan:

Beautiful off-piste skiing, a community-based ecolodge project, and even (be still my heart) a press trip to show it all off.

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/jyrgalan-backcountry-skiing-in-the-tien-shan/

Things are changing in #CentralAsia, y'all.

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Like off-piste skiing and a tow-lined snowmobile? Apres-ski vodka, with a chaser of cognac and sheep's face?

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/jyrgalan-backcountry-skiing-in-the-tien-shan/

That's why you should be hanging out in #Kyrgyzstan this winter. Click for more.

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Just back last weekend from a trip up to the newest ski-base in #Kyrgyzstan: Jyrgalan.

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/jyrgalan-backcountry-skiing-in-the-tien-shan/

I laugh, I fall, I hitchhike home on a snowmobile. Read it all and more on the blog.

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Meanwhile, in the mountains of #Kyrgyzstanhttp://www.monkboughtlunch.com/snow-leopard-conservation-kyrgyzstan/ I was fortunate enough to join the Bishkek-based team of +Snow Leopard Trust / Snow Leopard Enterprises for a visit to their community partners in the village of Ak-Shyrak waaaaaay up into the Tian Shan, where they're working to make sure that rural communities are incentivized economically as well as ecologically to help stop poaching and hunting of #snowleopard  populations. Check it out, let me know what you think: http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/snow-leopard-conservation-kyrgyzstan/

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The 7 Things I Wish I'd Known: A Photographer's Guide to the #Varanasi  Aarti Puja Ceremony - MonkBoughtLunch

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/photographer-guide-varanasi-ganga-aarti-puja-ceremony/

Have you been? What should I add to the list?

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Of all the world's many great museums, few have struck me on such a personal level as the Museum of Innocence in #Istanbul. After connecting with the characters in the eponymous novel by Orhan Pamuk, it's hard to see the exhibits and not feel a reflected sense of the loss and love that permeates so strongly though the exhibits. 

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/museum-innocence-love-madness-istanbul/

If ever you're in Istanbul: grab a copy, read it all the way through, then get over and explore the very real artifacts of this very fictional tale.

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My Year in Photos: 2014 
http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/year-photos-2014/

What was the defining shot for you from last year? What big adventures are you looking forward to now that 2015 is here? 
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