Graves, Ghosts, War, UXOs, and more Churches July 31st 2006 Laying on my cot late at night, unable to sleep, listening to the eerie whaling of a far away dog, I realized it was death I felt around me, emptiness and death. There are thirty thousand ghosts in Nagorno-Karabakh. Everyone has lost sons. In a graveyard I saw a tombstone etched with a picture of a boy holding a machine gun and the dates 1969 -1993. There were hundreds more like it.
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Asia » Azerbaijan » Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nag... ... read more
I officially started my travel addiction during a Fulbright year in Zimbabwe back in 1991. Since then I've had a number of visiting professor gigs in interesting places. In a good year I'm able to squeeze in two or three trips. Sometimes I feel like I could simply not return and spend the rest of my life living out of my suitcase.
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