Monday, December 15, 2014

In the News: Fishing in Kyrgszstan

I am not a man who enjoys reading modern travelogues. Maybe this is because I read over 1500 travel accounts while writing my dissertation on British travelers in the Ottoman Empire, but it probably has more to do with the fact that the entire travelogue industry is one big ego-stroking “look where I’ve been” bore fest.

There are exceptions.

This nifty monologue on fishing in Kyrgszstan is both interesting and engaging. It also has a fascinating video that shows the countryside well.

It’s not overly long, is on a subject few have written about, and is engaging and interesting. A rarity in this day and age!

— Dr. Todd

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