beautiful Naryn... if only I spoke Kyrgyz August 13th 2007 Hello! I got back from visiting Naryn yesterday, a lovely city nestled in the mountains in kind of the middle of the country. The weather was refreshing and cool, such a change from Bishkek, where I was completely unable to sleep last week because it was just SO HOT! But now that I'm back, for some reason, the weather smells like fall and there's a bit of a breeze, for which I am incredibly gra ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
No, I have no monkey, but the name is indicative of my current state of brain. After two weeks of insane researching and paper-writing, that song is about the only thing that is capable of remaining in my head and so it will just have to do for the time being.
This is the only good picture I have on this computer, so it will also just have to do. Featured are myself and my roommate's dog, Jessa.
Currently (May 2007) I am a graduate student studying anthropology (ethnology) and conflict resolution and am about to go off on a grand adventure spanning three continents. A week in Canada, ... full info