in the US

May 2, 2014

We landed in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon having survived an 8 1/2-hour flight from Brussels. We immediately experienced some authentic Philly culture in the form of a gravel-voiced waitress at a nearby diner (“What’ll ya have, sweet-haht“), where we got a quick burger-and-fries fix before sending Farrell back to the airport to fly to Colorado and […]

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an epic road trip

October 9, 2013

The original plan was something like this: fly from Bishkek to Ghent, hang out for about a week, fly to the US, get Farrell’s Belgian visa sorted out, see some family, fly back to Ghent three weeks later. Obviously, I mention the original plan because it didn’t quite go like that. Yes, we went to […]

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questions I’ve been asked

November 16, 2012

(not to be confused with the FAQ section) This is the first time I’ve been back in Pennsylvania since June, and then August 2011 before that. Usually I’m only around for a week or less, so I don’t usually hang out with too many people other than my close friends and immediate family. This time […]

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Things I’d like to do in the States

October 23, 2012

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I will be in the States for three months. I’m a bit hesitant to plan anything about my time back in the states, considering it will be two difficult and entirely unknown stages of my life; hugely-pregnant and caring-for-a-new-newborn. I have no idea what it will be like […]

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Jersey Shore

July 2, 2012

When I go back to the states, I don’t seem as motivated to take photos as I am in Kyrgyzstan or other places. I guess it’s because everything is too familiar (and anyway, I spent most of my time in front of a TV bigger than I am, watching Law and Order re-runs). So out […]

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