About Me

Cалам, Hola, Привет, 你好!

My name is David, I’m a bioarchaeologist-in-training working in Central Asia who spends his days wandering the globe and dreaming of far off places.  After university I packed up and spent a year studying and working in Astana, Kazakhstan, and fell in love with region.  After I left I returned to Central Asia on an Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to work at the International University of Central Asia in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.  Since then, I’ve been working for an exchange program and traveling all around Central Asia and Eastern Europe for work, visiting new countries and meeting new people along the way.

As an undergrad, I was bitten by the travel bug hard and studied abroad in Bolivia (twice) to conduct research in anthropology and bioarchaeology, Romania for bioarchaeology, and Singapore to study languages and Southeast Asian history.  While on those trips, I traveled around and explored the different cultures and landmarks of each region.  I’m an amateur travel photographer with a penchant for landscape and architecture photography, my favorites of which will be featured here.

I spent 4 months backpacking across South America from Lima, Peru to Montevideo, Uruguay in 2015, which you can read about here.  Right now I’m recounting my experiences from past trips with some posts about life and travel in Central Asia (and beyond)!

Follow me on Instagram @bioarchnomad

*This blog is not an official site of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.  The views expressed on this site are entirely those of the author and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or any of its partner organizations.

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