Riders race across the field to throw the goat on the target.
Inside the train bathroom, the sign reads, “Press the pedal to flush the toilet.” Sadly, there was no water.
The rest of the group had gone to the apricot festival the day before, so they treated me to some fruit on the way home!
Kari Lich (Stone Lake) sits at the foot of the mountain.
Feast your eyes!
Another view of the city from the top of the mountain
The stunning ceiling of the Tilla-Kari Medressa
A hidden vegan cafe in an artsy district of Moscow
One of my favorite shots from the weekend. To the right you can see the beautiful–but controversial–Holy Trinity of Tbilisi Cathedral
A flag flying outside Nazdorovie, the Soviet restaurant in Havana
Walking along a ridge to the first spring
Abdul Aziz Khan Medressa surprised me with its pink tilework.
The best part of the Carahunge stop was this gorgeous field of poppies.
In Osh there were a lot of shops with meat hanging in the window like this.
Lanterns inside Grand Bazaar
Oliy Majilis (the lower house of parliament)
A Kyrgyz woman waits for the horse games to begin.
The fruit stand where I unwittingly purchased two kilos of apricots
Mosque in Ortakoy
The Chronicle of Georgia. If you look closely, you can see me standing in the front.
A view of Noravank from atop a hill
Kesha doing a taste test
The Kyrgyz State Philharharmonic Hall
The beautiful Cascade, all lit up
This statue serves as a memorial to those who died in the 1988 earthquake.
Moldova vs Belgium U21
A statue of Medea holding the golden fleece stands in the center of Batumi’s European Square. Apparently, Georgia was the land where Jason and the Argonauts arrived to search for the legendary treasure.
The complex of Echimiadzin Monastery, as my guidebook notes, was the capital of Armenia from 180 to 340 AD. It is one of the oldest churches in the world.
Delicious baklava at the Day of the Seafarer celebration
My neighborhood – Yasenevo
Nuts and seeds at the bazaar
Yurt #5, mid-set-up
A little church sits behind Amberd.
Eggplants softening up on the fire
Gulmira puts yurts up in the summer time to accommodate more visitors.
The aftermath of dinner with a big group of French hikers
Lake Kol Tor #nofilter
This Dungan Mosque was built in 1910. It’s modeled after a Chinese Buddhist temple.
Kyrgyzstan’s most famous eagle hunter
A fire truck sprays the crowd at Republic Square.
The memorial park full of people celebrating Victory Day
Holiday decorations in the city center
Statue of Amir Timur, alongside the Soviet-era Ukbekistan Hotel
Traditional Turkish breakfast
These were the khachkars which an attacking army supposedly mistook for a great battalion of Armenian soldiers.
A particularly tasty ice cream on Almaty’s Zhibek Zholy pedestrian way
Jazz musician at Fabrica de Arte
During the day, the tunduk is uncovered to let the sun shine into the yurt.
A shot I took of tourists driving by the Jose Marti monument in the Plaza de la Revolucion