Stephen Lioy

Stephen Lioy is a photographer and travel writer from Louisiana who is currently based in the Central Asian city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In between exploring the mountains of the country and trying to track down snow leopards, Stephen is also the Editor in Chief of a small regional magazine in Bishkek. To see more photos and updates from Central Asia and beyond follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

Story behind the shot: The Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan

Border crossing guide: Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan

What NOT to do in China