Kamyanets Podilsky, Ukraine

My 12 Favorite Places in 2012

As 2012 winds down, I thought I would take a look back at some of the most memorable places I visited over the last year. From ancient castles and ruined churches to mountain villages and charming cities, my favorite destinations had a little of everything – and were each unique in their own way. Some …

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Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Saturday Scenes: Lake Issyk Kul

One of the highlights of my two weeks in Kyrgyzstan was staying at a yurt camp near the shore of Lake Issyk Kul – the second largest alpine lake in the world. Already mid-September, the beach was nearly empty, but the water was still warm enough to take a dip.

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