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Road trip

October 23, 2014

Heading back to Iraq. My little brother drove me to the airport and I stole his sunglasses. I-84 along the Columbia Gorge has got to be one of the most beautiful roads in the whole world. I was so enraptured that I forgot to take photos of the way the sandy hills slowly morph into dark green pine forests.
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Full circle

October 20, 2014

I love seeing artistic reminders that it’s a small world, like finding the work of a sculptor from my hometown in DC. While road tripping with my sisters to Corvallis, Oregon, I came across a work by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, whose statues I’ve seen all over the Balkans. Me and Ivan, in Zagreb (2012) and Corvallis (2014).
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Art center

October 16, 2014

My hometown has a beautiful art center, a Carnegie library which my aunt helped renovate and repurpose; my sister and I stopped by for a bit of culture. I love small town museums.

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Hometown girl

October 13, 2014

It was so fun to be featured in the local paper. Thanks East Oregonian! (Also briefly on Princeton Alumni Weekly, to complete today’s press roundup.)
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Postcard archive

October 9, 2014

More postcards sent by me. At home I also keep postcards that people have sent me, but it’s funny to come home and find postcards that I sent! This cupboard is like a little travel archive of my past year- Srebrenica, Ukraine, Kosovo. I haven’t found any postcards in Iraq yet.
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Postcards

October 6, 2014

I came across this postcard in a stack of old photos– I sent this almost 10 years ago! The best part is the photo of me and a friend from my Jishou days, although the wording now also cracks me up. I’m still living overseas after all these years, I wonder where I will end up in the next 10…
Where were you 10 years ago???
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#TBT

October 2, 2014

I was born in the middle east (note the Omani license plate), but this summer was my first time back to the region. I liked taking photos even then! #tbt
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Waitsberg fall festival

September 29, 2014

We visited some dear relatives and happened upon a pioneer festival, complete with butter churning and buffalo burgers! I definitely wanted to drive off in that Model T.

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Let ‘er buck

September 25, 2014

Home for the rodeo, for the first time in 10 years! Magical. Pendleton, OR.

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Americana

September 22, 2014

There’s no place like home there’s no place like home there’s no place like home… #evacu-vacation

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