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Some Projects Demonstrating Adaptation To Climate Change

Originally posted on Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye:
Wildopeneye filming a reforestation project in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Copyright Andy Luck. Wildopeneye would like to draw your attention to some interesting projects that are helping people to…

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A Salute To Steve Hollier

It is with great regret that we must announce our loss of Steve Hollier, a dear gentleman international travel photojournalist who touched a lot of lives and wrote and photographed with beautiful and very cultured insight. Steve’s very extensive travels … Continue reading

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Absheron National Park

“So, you want to go and look at dead seals?” said my friend Greg, when I mentioned that I was thinking of visiting the Absheron National Park, the beak of land that juts out into the Caspian at the far … Continue reading

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Baku State of Mind – Eurovision 2012 Azerbaijan

My friend Tim released the attached youtube video, that went viral a few hours after release on youtube. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4-U6TGX1T4    

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Azerbaijan Days: A deserted village, a forgotten holy man and a soldier redeeming a promise to God

For most of us ex-pats living in the country, Mark Elliot’s book Azerbaijan   http://www.amazon.com/Azerbaijan-4th-excursions-Georgia-Excursions/dp/190586423X is a virtual Bible. It is the most comprehensive introduction to the country currently available however, even Mark cannot include all the information on every highway, byway and … Continue reading

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Xinalaq (or Khinaluq): Haji Balar and the Roman short sword

The curator was delighted I expressed so much interest in the exhibits inside the old house in Xinalaq, that had been converted into a makeshift museum. He said though, I must visit the home of Haji Balar who lived only … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Days: Living in the land of fire…

After writing my blog (and over 58,000 hits-thank you guys!) for a little over a year, I have decided to focus this blog-spot on topics relating specifically to Azerbaijan. I will still be writing about the US and other stuff … Continue reading

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