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Salt of the Earth -Chin Tuz Sanitarium – Kyrgyzstan- October 2017 

The white hill was an anomaly among the forest covered mountains we had seen. The grasses and plants were going brown with the coming autumn but nothing grew on the … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pamir Highway – September 2017

 “There are a bunch of weird stones up on the next tier,” said one and another added “they seem to be in lines and are all sorts of strange colours.” … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

City of White – Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – September 2017

According to one guide book, only the insane or deeply unfortunate end up in Ashgabat in July or August. The calendar had just flipped over to September and it was … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daniel – the World’s Tallest Dead Man – Samarkand – Uzbekistan September 2017

Saint Daniel was reportedly laid to rest in Samarkand in a gigantic coffin which is now 18 meters long and much wider and higher than usual. Local lore states he … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Muynak the Town Missing it’s Seaside – Aral Sea – Uzbekistan -September 2017

Muynak is a seaside town without a seaside. It is a tragic story both for the town and the environment. The once massive Aral Sea once supported a fishing fleet … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Heavy Load on a Weak Bridge – Angola – June 2017

Ever wonder what happens when a large double trailer gas tank crosses a long poorly built bridge?

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Gateway to Hell – Turkmenistan- September 2017

Deep in the deserts of Turkmenistan lies a flaming crater. A cavern collapsed accidentally by Soviet geologists during exploration the methane gases coming from the hole were lit to prevent … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Building Fit for a Dictator? – Baku -August 2017

Dame Zaha Hadid is the world’s foremost female architect. Born in Iraq she later became a British citizen and was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. I had never … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

In the Footsteps of Stalin at his Spa – Tskaltubo, Georgia 2017

The radon-carbonate mineral water of Tskaltubo in Georgia used to attract 125,000 Soviet elite a year. With the fall of the Soviet Union the number of tourists dropped to virtually … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Bank of Georgia Building – Tbilisi August 2017

Built in 1975 by the Soviets, this 18 story building appears to be cascading down the hill. A concept referred to as Space City Method it allows vegetation to grow … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

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