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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paul Salopek & Twitter


























Paul Salopek's Twitter
Open the above link and read some of Paul Salopek's recent twitter posts. Respond to three of the most interesting tweets Paul made (as a blog post). Include your opinion of his tweets. 

16 comments:

WAULIGI said...

Pewter still life:

I chose this post because the person in that hut must care a lot for the community and look at that cat tell Me that's not adorable.


Highway/abattoir:

I like this post because it shows how much Poul really cares about animals.

We helped pull them from a ditch:

I like this post because it symbolizes the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated because Poul helped pull them from a ditch and They helped him find the trail ahead.

WAULIGI said...

Pewter still life:

I chose this post because the person in that hut must care a lot for the community and look at that cat tell Me that's not adorable.


Highway/abattoir:

I like this post because it shows how much Poul really cares about animals.

We helped pull them from a ditch:

I like this post because it symbolizes the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated because Poul helped pull them from a ditch and They helped him find the trail ahead.

Sam Kuriakose said...

1. Pewter still life: Mosque caretaker’s hut, Kyzyl Kum barrens, Uzbekistan.

I chose this tweet because I found it interesting that there are people who take care of the mosque. It isn’t similar to our churches because there isn’t anybody that takes care of our church except the priest. The ministers might also help the priest.


2.On average, @PaulSalopek is stopped by police every 100 miles of the trail:


I chose this as my second tweet because I find it very interesting that Paul is stopped every 100 miles by the police. I think they do that because he is travelling through places with terrorists so just to make sure Paul wasn’t carrying any rifles or other stuff. I also found it interesting that the police didn’t think that the camels were theirs.


3."They liked gold." Restorer Vadim Yagodin with 2,100-year-old murals from the Khorezm empire.

I chose this tweet as my last tweet because it is so cool how he has a 2,100 year old mural and figured out that they liked gold. It is so cool how Paul got to see this mural that was made 2,100 years ago.

Unknown said...

Paul’s Twitter

1.Try this home recipe for Uzbek kompot (seasonal fruit punch) via @PaulSalopek and @GlobalTable #EdenWalk http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/silk-road-punch-uzbek-kompot/ …

I chose this tweet because I really like to see different culture’s food and drinks, and this one in particular looked very delicious. I want to make it, and try it sometime. Also, this photo looks like it was taken by a professional photographer. That is how good the picture looks.



2.Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk

I chose this tweet because it is a very beautiful sunset, and I think Paul is very lucky to have seen it. I wish I could have seen it in person. Also, the picture is taken at a very great angle, and it makes you appreciate life.


3.Khivan fairy. Melon festival, Khiva, Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk

I chose this tweet because it is very interesting to see the different ways people from around the world celebrate their festivals and other celebrations. It is cool to see the different things they do, and the different outfits they wear. It is also cool that Paul could be a part of this festival.




Unknown said...

Pewter still life: Mosque caretaker’s hut, Kyzyl Kum barrens, Uzbekistan.


I chose this tweet because it was interesting how Paul found such a beautiful picture and also it was interesting how there was a caretaker that cares for some sort of village; Mosque, You don’t see that everyday.


Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan.


I chose this tweet because it was a beautiful sunset that was mesmerizing and I loved it and it was different from any other tweet because it was an amazing sunset.


We helped pull them from a ditch. They helped us find the trail ahead. An election year lesson in neighborliness from the #SilkRoad


I chose this tweet because it was a life lesson that people could learn from. It’s like “Pay it Forward” where you do something nice for someone and later on they do something nice for you.

WAULIGI said...

OOEL Paul Salopek's Twitter
1.Pewter still life:

I chose this tweet because the person in that hut must care a lot for the community and look at that cat, tell me that's not adorable.

2. Highway/abattoir:

I like this tweet because it shows how much Paul really cares about animals. By helping a bird that was possibly hit by a car.

3. We helped pull them from a ditch:

I like this tweet because it symbolizes the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated because Paul helped pull them from a ditch and They helped him find the trail ahead.

Unknown said...

“Highway/abattoir: A victim. Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan.”

I like this tweet because I think the bird is very adorable, and it is in in a very interesting pose. The way it opened its mouth, it looks like it’s begging to be set free. I think the section of the caption where it says “A victim” really suits the picture. Everytime I look back at the bird I want to see it fly freely.

“Discs of life. Bread is sacred in Karakalpakstan: It is never thrown away.”

I like this tweet because I think it is so interesting how bread is “sacred” to them. Every time I eat bread I just throw away the crusts, not thinking how lucky I am to have had the bread in the first place. I also think it is so interesting, and beautiful how they transformed the bread into patterns. They are taking so much time, and effort into bread that people gobble down so fast.

“‘Drop by drop a river is made.’ A blossom of hope on the new Silk road in Afghanistan.”

I like this tweet because of how he included a quote in the caption. I think it is interesting how well the quote flows with the picture. I think ‘Drop by drop a river is made’, fits so well with the picture because the picture is of lots and lots of the same two flowers separated into two different piles: one with one kind of flowers, and the other with the others. Although the quote is thoughtful, and poetic, the rest of the caption is very interesting too! I don’t know why but when I reread the words: “A blossom of hope”, it makes me feel like I am in a field, no one is there but me. It is hot, but not too hot. There are miles, and miles of nothing but flowers. There are bees buzzing about me, but they are not too close, and they would never sting me. I am peaceful; and free.

Unknown said...

The first picture that I liked was the one where he was holding the cute little bird. This picture is appalling to me because I find it interesting that the bird got that close to Paul and it was even calm enough to stay that still for the picture.
The second tweet I liked was under the milky way. This tweet caught my eye because it looks so magical and interesting as if Paul was actually right beside the border of the milky way.
The last image I enjoyed was the one with the donkey in the field with what looks like a thunderstorm passing through in the background. This image was very interesting to me because the rays of sunlight really brings out the darkness of the clouds and the clouds really bring out the brightness of the sun. In the foreground I found that the grass is very interesting because it has almost all the colours from bright yellow to dark green. The donkey just completes the picture with the beige body and the mane and tail are brown.

beare fashion said...

OOEL tweets

The void: the torment of road walking. Western Uzbekistan.

I would love to walk on the side of the road with a donkey ( occasionally) because i love horses and donkey’s are part of the horse family. Also i would not have to sit in the back of a car for the trip. I could actually move!

Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan.

It is so cool and beautiful! You don’t see that in your backyard everyday!
"Take some." Front yard bakers near Shovat,
It is so nice how the people near shovat are giving people baked bread for free in their front yard. I think that is being so kind. Stuff like that doesn't happen on my street for the people who don’t have as much food as me.

Unknown said...

1. Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk


I chose this tweet because I find it interesting that Paul stopped walking and went out of his way to get a picture of the sunset. That proves that no matter where you are the scenery you are looking at can always be wondrous if you just stop to look at it.


2. A scimitar of sky: the blade of the Amu Darya arcs through the desert of western #Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk


I chose this tweet and not this tweet in particular but a lot of other ones too because, it’s just very cool how Paul and his walking partners don’t plan a lot ahead they just find something that they think is cool or beautiful and they stop and take pictures to capture that amazing moment forever.


3. "Take some." Front yard bakers near Shovat, #Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk

I chose my final tweet because I find it fascinating how some families have to use natural things to make their meals, for example some people use the sun to cook their meals and let their bakery food rise.

Unknown said...

“We helped pull them from a ditch. They helped us find the trail ahead. An election yr lesson in neighborliness from the #SilkRoad.”


I like this tweet because it shows people working together. Paul and other people he was walking with helped some people out of a ditch, so they helped Paul (and the other people he was walking with) find the trail. I think this post is good because it shows that when you do something nice for someone, something good will happen to you. It’s like The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. This tweet sets a good example for everyone.


“Take some.” Front yard bakers near Shovat, #Uzbekistan.”


I like this tweet because it shows generosity. The “front yard bakers” are offering bread to everyone instead of keeping it all to themselves. This post also sets a good example.


Discs of life. Bread is sacred in Karakalpakstan: It is never thrown away. #Uzbekistan

This tweet shows how some people are grateful for things as simple as bread. In the picture, you can see that the bread had designs on it. We just eat bread, we don’t even stop to think about how grateful we are (well, most of us). They put pretty designs on their bread and are grateful. I like how this tweet makes me think about how grateful I am.

Chloe Seely said...

“'She makes me a blessed man.' Maulon Ganiyev, crippled by diabetes, on his lifelong wife, Nafisa. Bogoloni, Uzbekistan.”

I like this tweet because it is really interesting to see people in other countries and how they deal with things like diabetes. It’s also really cool to see that not everything is different, that people in those countries can get diseases, like diabetes, that are so common in our country. It gets you thinking about how the world isn’t so divided in two: rich and poor. Everyone is born into the same world, but it just depends on what kind of world. Also, it shows that people still fall in love and get married and support each other. It’s not that different.

“The Silk Road lives: Van merchant, western Uzbekistan.”

I like this tweet because the picture is of a woman (van merchant), selling her stuff. I’ve never seen or heard of a van merchant, so it is very cool to see what their regular things to see are. It makes me wonder if they know what a corner store is. There are so many great things to learn! It’s cool to see her doing her unique job, and I like that he’s saying “Silk Road Lives”, as it makes me really curious about the other people who live there and what their lives are like. I would like to see him make it a regular thing to post “Silk Road Lives”, kind of like a mini series, because it would be very interesting. I would just like to ask him: Are there any other interesting jobs or people that you could post about, if you wanted to?

“The void: the torment of road walking. Western Uzbekistan.”

I think it would be amazing to get to ride a camel around, but even more, a horse! I love horses! But, not 24/7, of course. Anyway, I think it’s interesting to see him actually on his journey and not in one of the small towns. We get to see the process and how he gets around, also seeing where he walks, not just through mountains and deserts. It’s also kind of cool getting to see that they have camels and aren’t just walking and holding everything they need, in hand (which would be crazy, of course). I would like to know if they use the same camels everywhere they go. I also like seeing what he enjoys doing on his journey (meeting people, looking at the different towns, seeing diverse cultures etc.) versus what he doesn’t enjoy as much (road walking etc.). You kind of realize that he might not love every single aspect of a seven year long journey.

Anderson said...

1. Try this home recipe for Uzbek kompot (seasonal fruit punch) via @PaulSalopek and @GlobalTable #EdenWalk http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/silk-road-pun

Well I chose this to be my first tweet of interest because I really want to learn to make food, and my mom told me she would show me.
And this is a neat thing to see the types of food and beverage around the world,
maybe I will be able to try to make this drink one day!





2. Highway/abattoir: A victim. Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk

This is my second tweet of interest because it shows this amazing bird.
Here in our town we have nothing like this majestic animal in our town.
This picture shows us how beautiful the world is.
One day I want to be a traveller and see this beautiful world and see amazing creatures like this one.
Paul is very lucky to get to see this world, I hope one day I can too.

3. Towards Tamerlane's "Iron Gate" pass-and the winter challenge of the Tien Shan range, Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk


This tweet is my third tweet because it shows the amazing landscape
of other countries and how amazing they look, we have nothing like that in this town
our country is very flat. So it amazing to see how cool earth is.
And it's cool to hear how it was formed over time.

Unknown said...

Try this home recipe for Uzbek kompot (seasonal fruit punch) via @PaulSalopek and @GlobalTable #EdenWalk http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/silk-road-punch-uzbek-kompot/


This post interests me mostly because it has a link to a recipe. I’m a food critic, so I would be quite interested in what the recipe is. I think I just might look at it some time :) .

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Highway/abbatoir: A victim. Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan.


This one piqued my curiosity when I saw the bird as roadkill in the middle of the desert. And the bird was colourful. I didn’t know you could find colourful birds in a desert. Also, when I pasted the post, I noticed that there was a red underline beneath the word abbatoir. I looked it up and saw that google also recognized it as an error, and it was actually spelled abattoir. And, it also said it meant slaughterhouse (the words in my mind: nope, nope, nopity nope). I quickly closed the tab after reading that.

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Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan.

Now, this one I liked because it was a photo of a sunset. I don’t see things like that on the internet anymore, and I don’t know very many people that still watch sunsets. Besides, they’re very beautiful.

Unknown said...

Paul salopek Twitter


The Silk Road lives: Van merchant, western

Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk


I like this because it is very interesting to see people with a van for a store on a trading route. Also, I wonder what kind of currency they have in Uzbekistan.



Highway/abattoir: A victim. Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan.

#EdenWalk


In this tweet Paul Salopek is saying that there is a bird in Kyzyl Kum that is “the Victim” of an abattoir. Somebody commented, “that bird is a blue cheeked bee eater” but I don't see any blue cheeks on the bird.


Camping with @JohnStanmeyer and @anushbabajanyan in the Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk


I chose this because I have not gone camping in a long time and Paul got to go camping with his friends, also it was cool because he did it in Kyzyl Kum. I would like to go camping sometime.

Unknown said...

Tweet 1 Paul Salopek Camping with @JohnStanmeyer and @anushbabajanyan in the Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk
It’s interesting to see the way Paul and and his colleges eat. The region around them also looks very unusual . I wonder what they are eating.

Tweet 2 Pale fire. Sunset, Red Desert of Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk
The sunset is very beautiful and captivating. You can see the landscape and a animal in the background ( probably his dokey)

Tweet 3 Red Bull, organic version. Guide Aziz Khalmuradov powers up before walking. Western Uzbekistan. #EdenWalk
I have never used watermelon to power me up, and that's a lot of watermelon. How? Does he he that many. It’s interesting that the use it instead of coffee or red bull