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a day in Antwerp

April 25, 2014

Recently, I met up with Annie of MontgomeryFest for a delightful day in Antwerp! We had (apparently lofty) ambitions of going to one single craft store, with the requisite cafe time thrown in, but also decided to just “swing by” the Antwerp Zoo. It’s located right next to the Antwerpen Centraal station (like, really, just […]

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house tour

April 17, 2014

To show you what a huge contrast this place is from the last place we lived in Bishkek (or any place, really, because plain white walls were a rare find in Bishkek). To show you what you could possibly rent for 760 Euros a month in Gent(brugge, technically just outside of Ghent). To have proof, […]

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a colorful peek inside a demolished building

March 30, 2014

I thought it was some sort of large-scale art piece when I first saw it. It’s an old apartment building that is being dismantled in pieces. Right now (but I’m not sure how much longer), an entire face has been removed, letting everybody have a peek into the empty rooms. On their own, some of […]

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when the sun shines

March 22, 2014

…I strap Darwin to my back and go for a long walk, because tomorrow it’s going to be cloudy and cold again.

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Ghent Christmas Market

January 13, 2014

Is it just me? Or does January, despite how great it feels to get back to your normal routine, despite how full of promise and potential it is for shiny new resolutions, despite how it inches closer and closer to Spring, feel like a bit of a bummer? New Year’s Day comes and the holidays […]

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Ivory Pom’s notable posts of 2013

January 1, 2014

Good bye to you, 2013! Let’s do a quick recap of the most memorable moments: (True, Darwin was born in 2012 [just barely] but duh, he had a pretty big impact on my 2013.) January: Preparing for our trip from the US to Bishkek as a family, we had to get Darwin his first passport. […]

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December 30, 2013

I hope everybody is having a wonderful and relaxing holiday season! Farrell’s parents left this morning (or this afternoon? they have the worst luck with flight delays) and we’re working on getting Darwin back to his old routine of not being spoiled by loving grandparents all day. In the meantime, I figured I’d post some […]

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exploring Brussels

December 9, 2013

I have a feeling that one of the main driving factors to get me to explore Ghent and other nearby cities is going to be people visiting me. I’m certain that my friends and family wouldn’t enjoy sitting around the house, running after Darwin (and instagramming him) all day, so therefore I have to play […]

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Mamajan update

October 16, 2013

I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned anything about Mamajan lately, so here it goes. She stayed in Bishkek. That was never the original plan. We adopted her so we could keep her forever and I was ready to bring her back to the US with us. Once we learned that Farrell got a job offer […]

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medium-format Darwin

October 4, 2013

I bought the Lubitel, my first Soviet-era film camera, back in September/October 2010. I bought some 120 film in the states some months later, loaded some film in there some months later, decided that the camera was busted some months later, took it to get fixed some months later, finished a test roll in August, […]

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