January. Watching the Ak Maral dancers perform at the Bishkek Philharmonic.
February. Farrell and I take a short trip to Osh to interview journalists for a research project on Kyrgyz media.
March. I take a weekend trip to Kochkor with some friends, get ambushed by smiling soccer players.
April. A lot happened this month, but the most memorable was playing paintball with friends.
June. Not much blogging, unfortunately. I came back to Bishkek after a trip to the States and later on I left for Dubai, but I also went on a (much-more-difficult-than-expected) hike in Kigeti. Apparently I disliked it so much that I never blogged about it, but it had some beautiful scenery.
July. I spent most of it in Dubai for a photography internship. Taking thousands of photos over the entire three-week period, it would be absolutely impossible to choose the “best” one, so here is one I took from my host’s 23rd floor apartment window during sunrise.
August. Another lazy month of blogging. I hung out in Bishkek, showed my mother-in-law around a bit, then flew with her and Farrell to Turkey on holiday.
September. No notable blogging, I recounted my trip to Turkey and anticipated my dorky television debut. I did get a chance to try out my new wide-angle lens during a sunset walk around Ala-Too Square.
October. I was bogged down with a research project and didn’t post anything notable, but I did get bored one day and take a bunch of silly self-portraits.
November. I went to Bokonbaeva to see a demonstration of eagle hunting.
December. I spent Christmas with a lovely group of people and had a wonderful time in Chon-Kemin.
Looks like a pretty good year. Let’s see if 2012 can be even better.