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Postcard from Central Asia #2: encounter with a not very good spy

One of my favourite places in Bishkek is Smokie’s Bar-B-Q, a 24-hour American ribs and beer joint where many a late evening has been spent in good company. You meet all sorts there: aviation engineers, diplomats, journalists, musicians. I’m talking to … Continue reading

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Bishkek restaurant review: Moldova

First published in The Times of Central Asia, January 2013. A heavy wooden front door, cathedral-esque; inside is more sturdy wood, but any impression of sanctity gives way instead to what resembles a homely beer cellar. I spy Moldovan borsch … Continue reading

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