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Stray Strategies

Had another story go up on EurasiaNet.org, so here’s a few photos that didn’t make the cut there.

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Azerbaijan Redux

I’m back in Azerbaijan. The balcony floorboards are rotted, the water heater is broken and there’re protests every few weeks. Continue reading

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Election reflections

The storefronts and billboards throughout Baku are still covered in election posters, but a brief conversation with the stores’ owner reveals the cynicism of the recent elections here. In most cases, the owner did not support or oppose the candidate, did not know who put up the poster inside his shop and didn’t remove it because, in the words of one woman, “Why would I do a stupid thing like that?” Continue reading

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The Burning Hillside

As the summer heat begins to exhaust itself, it is easier to take stock of Baku and Azerbaijan in general. The idea of day trips actually becomes appealing, so I was happy to check things off my sightseeing list when some of our Polish guests suggested a trip to Yanar Daĝ, “the burning hillside.”
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More photos from IDP school story

Here a recent story I did for EurasiaNet.org : http://www.eurasianet.org/node/61994 Here’s more photos from that story:

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More flood photos

My recent article for EurasiaNet.org can be found here: But they’re only able to take five photos with a story, so the slideshow above has additional images.

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Bards vs. Boulevards

I met Oleg my first week in Baku while roaming around the central shopping district taking photos. The entire area is under construction, with the sidewalks being transformed from potholes to fresh concrete or from perfectly good concrete to tile, and … Continue reading

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Still Alive!

Not just me – the Donkey will soon go back to regular updates. In the meantime I’ve set up shop in Baku as a reporter for Eurasianet.org. It’s been very busy lately just getting the basic essentials (shelter, food, internet) … Continue reading

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Copyright vs. Copywrite

I spent an hour figuring out how to correctly spell the name of a village, but I seem to not have a very good grasp of my own written language. Kindly ignore the watermark on the photos up to this … Continue reading

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Fethibey

We came to a stop next to some chickens and an old crumbling house. The driver turned to me, looking straight into my eyes. Do I want to become a Muslim? he asked with a serious smile.
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