Turkmen Sci-Fi

Turkmenistan looks like  something from another planet. Or more precisely, from a science fiction movie. Here’s a few buildings in Ashgabat. Note the consistent architectural style, common to many fictional space civilizations: A view from the spaceport parking area. The “Golden Eye” defense system is ready to blast hostile spacecraft. Continue Reading

An Israeli airline borrowed my cell phone

(Copyright: an unknown El Al security person) I was traveling from Helsinki, Finland to Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2012. I was going to participate in a Palestinian larp, the first of its kind. Prior to this, I had no involvement with anything related to Palestine or Israel. The possibility Continue Reading