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    Me and my producer/camera guru (@jstramowski) climbing up Mt Sulayman in 90F w/ a stack of filming gear (including a Phantom 2 drone!).  

During the days of the Soviet Empire Muslims in Kyrgyzstan were not permitted to travel to Mecca. Thus Mt Sulayman became their sacred place of pilgrimage. #MountSulayman #Muslim #Islam #Kyrgystan

    Me and my producer/camera guru (@jstramowski) climbing up Mt Sulayman in 90F w/ a stack of filming gear (including a Phantom 2 drone!).

    During the days of the Soviet Empire Muslims in Kyrgyzstan were not permitted to travel to Mecca. Thus Mt Sulayman became their sacred place of pilgrimage. #MountSulayman #Muslim #Islam #Kyrgystan

    — 1 day ago
    #mountsulayman  #kyrgystan  #muslim  #islam 
    Stayed at a local guesthouse near a small town called Tup in Eastern #Kyryzstan, about 1 hour from China’s Western border. Here reporting on the cannabis trade and the reluctance of government authorities to destroy the wild crop that can grow up to 7ft tall in places. That’s a lot of weed!! #Hash #Cannabis

    Stayed at a local guesthouse near a small town called Tup in Eastern #Kyryzstan, about 1 hour from China’s Western border. Here reporting on the cannabis trade and the reluctance of government authorities to destroy the wild crop that can grow up to 7ft tall in places. That’s a lot of weed!! #Hash #Cannabis

    — 2 days ago with 3 notes
    #cannabis  #hash  #kyryzstan 
    This little fella was a fisherman in IssyK-Kul province, #Kyrgystan. He was completely fascinated with the #GoPro I used to take this shot.

    This little fella was a fisherman in IssyK-Kul province, #Kyrgystan. He was completely fascinated with the #GoPro I used to take this shot.

    — 3 days ago
    #gopro  #kyrgystan 
    Notebook in hand … about to talk to the Chief of Drug operations in Eastern Kyrgyzstan about the expanse of wild cannabis that grows like wildfire all over the region. #Cannabis #Hash #Weed #Blow

    Notebook in hand … about to talk to the Chief of Drug operations in Eastern Kyrgyzstan about the expanse of wild cannabis that grows like wildfire all over the region. #Cannabis #Hash #Weed #Blow

    — 3 days ago with 1 note
    #blow  #cannabis  #hash  #weed 
    Houston … we have a problem! #Kyrgyzstan

    Houston … we have a problem! #Kyrgyzstan

    — 3 days ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    Was dreading my morning call of nature… and no, it’s not the Tardis! This was at a traditional guest house in Tyup, about an hour drive from China’s Westerly border. #Kyrgyzstan

    Was dreading my morning call of nature… and no, it’s not the Tardis! This was at a traditional guest house in Tyup, about an hour drive from China’s Westerly border. #Kyrgyzstan

    — 3 days ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    Fresh fish, #Kyrgyzstan style. Fisherman line up to sell their catch from the biggest fresh water lake in Central Asia and the second largest in the world after the Caspian Sea.  It is surrounded by snow capped peaks but never freezes.

    Fresh fish, #Kyrgyzstan style. Fisherman line up to sell their catch from the biggest fresh water lake in Central Asia and the second largest in the world after the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by snow capped peaks but never freezes.

    — 3 days ago
    #kyrgyzstan 
    An incident on the #BrooklynBridge this afternoon pulling the #NYPD Heli and Boats up the East River as responders scaled the steel wires up to the Easter tower.

    An incident on the #BrooklynBridge this afternoon pulling the #NYPD Heli and Boats up the East River as responders scaled the steel wires up to the Easter tower.

    — 1 week ago
    #nypd  #brooklynbridge 
    Treated to an epic last supper in #Aruba tonight w/ @meghanekay. If you have the wonderful opportunity to visit this happy island, head to what I can only describe as a mind blowing dining experience at ‘Papiamento’. It’s a family restaurant dating back to 1886, now run by the son Edward Ellis. You will not regret it!

    Treated to an epic last supper in #Aruba tonight w/ @meghanekay. If you have the wonderful opportunity to visit this happy island, head to what I can only describe as a mind blowing dining experience at ‘Papiamento’. It’s a family restaurant dating back to 1886, now run by the son Edward Ellis. You will not regret it!

    — 1 week ago
    #aruba 
    Tomorrow on @savingheroesahc at 9aE, you’re going to meet a remarkable man: #USMC Sniper Sgt Eddie Ryan; an inspirational hero who touched my heart.  A huge thank you to Eddie and his mom an dad, Angela and Chris, for sharing their story.

    Tomorrow on @savingheroesahc at 9aE, you’re going to meet a remarkable man: #USMC Sniper Sgt Eddie Ryan; an inspirational hero who touched my heart. A huge thank you to Eddie and his mom an dad, Angela and Chris, for sharing their story.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #usmc 
    #Aruba: me and @meghanekay were lucky enough to dive the Antilla wreck today. Antilla is one of the Caribbean’s largest shipwrecks, and lies on its port side in Malmok Bay, Aruba in up to 60 feet (18 m). 

I love some of the myths that surround the WWII German freight ship (from Wikipedia):

One is that she was secretly a U-boat tender. In fact between her arrival off Aruba in September 1939 and Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 the Dutch authorities repeatedly searched Antilla for weapons and found none. One source even claims Antilla was a tender for Operation Neuland, despite the fact that this operation was in February and March 1942, 21 months after Antilla was scuttled.

A second misconception is that when the Dutch sought to take over the ship, Captain Schmidt negotiated a 24-hour delay.In fact the delay between the Dutch marines reaching Antilla and boarding her was less than two hours. This was achieved not by negotiation but by Schmidt refusing to lower the gangway and the marines’ captain deciding to wait for daybreak.

A third misconception is that when scuttling the ship, the crew heated her boilers so that the seawater entering through her seacocks caused a boiler explosion, and that this explosion broke the ship in half. In fact between May and August 1940 Dutch divers found that the wreck was intact. It was not until 1953 that it was found to have broken in half, and this was caused by storm damage.

    #Aruba: me and @meghanekay were lucky enough to dive the Antilla wreck today. Antilla is one of the Caribbean’s largest shipwrecks, and lies on its port side in Malmok Bay, Aruba in up to 60 feet (18 m).

    I love some of the myths that surround the WWII German freight ship (from Wikipedia):

    One is that she was secretly a U-boat tender. In fact between her arrival off Aruba in September 1939 and Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 the Dutch authorities repeatedly searched Antilla for weapons and found none. One source even claims Antilla was a tender for Operation Neuland, despite the fact that this operation was in February and March 1942, 21 months after Antilla was scuttled.

    A second misconception is that when the Dutch sought to take over the ship, Captain Schmidt negotiated a 24-hour delay.In fact the delay between the Dutch marines reaching Antilla and boarding her was less than two hours. This was achieved not by negotiation but by Schmidt refusing to lower the gangway and the marines’ captain deciding to wait for daybreak.

    A third misconception is that when scuttling the ship, the crew heated her boilers so that the seawater entering through her seacocks caused a boiler explosion, and that this explosion broke the ship in half. In fact between May and August 1940 Dutch divers found that the wreck was intact. It was not until 1953 that it was found to have broken in half, and this was caused by storm damage.

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    #aruba 
    #Aruba: treated to a fly-by of a Dutch Coastguard NH90 … the heli was around 100ft … happy days!

    #Aruba: treated to a fly-by of a Dutch Coastguard NH90 … the heli was around 100ft … happy days!

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #aruba 
    If you’re Dutch and a Marine, then you could end up on a tour of duty protecting the Sovereign Territory of #Aruba, part of the Dutch Antilles - although Venezuela’s Hugo Chàvez is now deceased, so the threat is currently tempered.

    If you’re Dutch and a Marine, then you could end up on a tour of duty protecting the Sovereign Territory of #Aruba, part of the Dutch Antilles - although Venezuela’s Hugo Ch├ávez is now deceased, so the threat is currently tempered.

    — 1 week ago
    #aruba 
    #Aruba: this adorable couple must have been in their 70s … if you asked me what my wish for the future looked like, it would be this!  (at Aruba Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort)

    #Aruba: this adorable couple must have been in their 70s … if you asked me what my wish for the future looked like, it would be this! (at Aruba Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort)

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    #aruba 
    #Peru: filming up on the Sacred Valley plateau w/ @caffeinatedpixel (supreme Director of Photography) and Mr Sound man himself @rigwheels! Epic week!

    #Peru: filming up on the Sacred Valley plateau w/ @caffeinatedpixel (supreme Director of Photography) and Mr Sound man himself @rigwheels! Epic week!

    — 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #peru