I work as a freelance photographer and writer based in Washington, DC, occasionally telling true stories on stage on the side. ExpatMonkey.com was originally set up as a travel blog and is laboring tirelessly to grow into my warehouse of photos, videos, and oh so very very much more…
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I was interested to see where I’d end up and how, when I had nowhere to be. With a few return visits to the States between October 2010 and December 2012, I wandered and zigzagged around the world. Below was what I wrote shortly after hitting the road. I’m now back in DC, for better and worse.
This is a balance of touring the world and, hopefully, meeting with the kinds of organizations and activities that have been integral to my work for the past decade. I want to snap photos of street life and write up my two cents of reflection as I meander from town to town without cause.
I expect this blog will sometimes just be brief photo essays and sometimes longer ramblings. For at least the first year, I intend to have one entry for every day of travel, however mundane.
If you know personally of particularly interesting work being done anywhere on the globe, drop me a line. Even if I don’t get there now, I’m always interested in personal recommendations of efforts to make the world a better place.
Or if you’ve got a couch I should crash on, I’d be happy to repay the favor by regaling you with fictional tales told by creepy hand puppets.
I can be reached at kmellnick (at) gmail.com. In additon to the blog, I’ll post photos as I can at http://www.flickr.com/photos/expatmonkey/.