Kirstin, 24, has wanted to live abroad for as long as she can remember. After stints in Jordan and Iraq, she moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in August 2010, where she and her husband started a research organization called Oxus International. When she's not mangling the Russian language, she can usually be found honing her skills as an amateur photographer or posting on her blog, Ivory Pomegranate.