Radio Nomad

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Location Dili, Timor-Leste
Introduction I am living in Western North Carolina where I am re-discovering amazing mountain trails and local culture. I returned from living and working in Dili, Timor-leste for the past two years or so. Until November 2008, I had spent the past five years living in former Soviet republics -- including Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrzgystan and also in Mongolia. I love seeing places with new eyes and writing about them. This is one of the reasons I created this blog.
Interests Azerbaijan and Timor Leste Politics, Music, Art and local culture
Favorite Movies Night of the Iguana; Lost in Translation; The Last Picture Show; Wings of Desire; Walk, Don't Run; The Wrestler; Avatar; Deliverance; Seventeen Moments of Spring; Solaris (Russian Version)
Favorite Music Just about every genre. Opera when seen live. Among my favs: Cat Power, Johnny Cash, Dylan, Jim White, Ralph Stanley, Springsteen, Tunng, Calexico, Adele, Victor Tzoi
Favorite Books Gogol's Dead Souls; Anything by Cormac McCarthy; An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser; Jorge Luis Borges; Orhan Pamuk; Tales from the Mahabarata; Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier; The Post American World by Fareed Zakaria, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig; Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque; Beware of Pity, Stefan Zweig; The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro