Skiing in Karakol

One of my favorite hobbies is skiing, and I was super stoked for an opportunity to shred some snow on the beautiful slopes of the Tien Shan. Other SRAS students Ross and Mikaela and I planned a ski trip for one of our last weekends of the semester. There are several ski slopes in mountainous… Continue reading Skiing in Karakol

A Week in Uzbekistan

SRAS students’ trip to Uzbekistan was a long time coming. Originally scheduled as a two-week Central Asia tour, after the London School and the tour company they booked our trip through had both forgotten that we needed visas to get into Uzbekistan from Turkmenistan and we were left visa-less between borders, completely unaware of the… Continue reading A Week in Uzbekistan

Touring Turkmenistan

I'm Sorry, Where? Heard of the place? No? Watch this video from John Oliver. You don't even need to see the full thing to grasp how bizarre of a place it is. SRAS students studying in Bishkek had the opportunity to travel to Turkmenistan for a few days in October. As freaked out as we… Continue reading Touring Turkmenistan

4 Planes, 3 Days

MSO -> SEA I left my friends at the Missoula airport at 2:45 on Wednesday afternoon to walk through an empty TSA line, beginning my 42-hour journey to the other side of the world. My flight from Missoula to Seattle was short and uneventful. I had purchased this leg separately from my Seattle to Bishkek… Continue reading 4 Planes, 3 Days