Click here for my Urumqi Guide (2013) and Bishkek Guide (2014)

Places Lived, Places Seen: China, Central Asia and Turkey


Dark blue for places I’ve lived; bright blue for places traveled; when I put it on a map, it actually doesn’t look like I’ve seen much of the country.  China is huge; taking the train I’ve passed through halfhidden valleys that seem secret to the rest of the realm, or endless hours of southripening wheat, or stretching corridors of wasteland and sand.

  • Beijing (2008-2010)
  • Lincang, Yunnan (2010 July-Aug)
  • Heqing, Yunnan (2010-2011)
  • Foshan, Guangdong (2011-2012)
  • Ruijin, Jiangxi (Aug 2012)
  • Urumqi, Xinjiang (2012-2013)

china lived

Central Asia: 

  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2013-present)

cntral asia travels


We’ve stayed a lot in Ankara (E’s home town) and traveled to and through Anatolia, The Mediterranean, and The Aegean including: Eskisehir, appadocia, Hacibesiktas, Afyon, Kemer, Olympos, Kas, Fethiye/Kabak Koy, Kaputas, Bodrum, Didim, Soke, Kusadasi and a dozen other places in between (usually we drive).

turkey traveled


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