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Uzbek Super Dog

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Emir B&B in Samarkand ticked all the boxes for us with a great location that provided us easy access to the City’s treats. Meeting other travellers here was a real bonus for us as we generally only have each other…

India on my Mind

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I dream of travel. My nights are spent luxuriating on the beach in Mexico, eating my weight in SE Asian street noodles, being awoken long before dawn by the roar of an African lion. Sometimes my dreams aren’t quite as…

07/06/2014 – 365 days/30717 miles

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Mr. Ramelau (Tatamailau, in Tetum, which translates to ‘grandfather of all’) is the highest peak (2986m) in both the country of East Timor, and the whole island of Timor. During the Portuguese colonial period, it was also considered the highest…

NEPAL

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TERUG IN INDIA We zijn koud de poort van Bhutan uit en zijn onmiddellijk in een totaal ander land. Een aanslag op al onze zintuigen: chaos, een kakofonie van geluiden, krakkemikkige winkeltjes met onduidelijke waren en uiteraard de warboel van…

Embracing Serendipity

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I sat in the rickshaw, trying to think of anything cool, sweating profusely in the mid-afternoon heat of Southern India. Jim was in yet another seedy hotel, searching for an acceptable room, a dismal possibility, even according to Lonely Planet.…

Georgia 6 – Food, 6-2014

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Years ago when we traveled in Mexico we used to laugh at people coming south with their motorhomes, cupboards full canned food, on the assumption that people in Mexico didn’t have any. Now, as we travel through some of the…

Welcome to Kazakhstan

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After our indulgent evening with like-minded cohorts Stephen and Caroline, the morning greeted us a little too early along with the slight reminder of the previous nights drinking habits. Anyway we packed and headed for a supermarket which proved OK…

WELKOM IN BHUTAN

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EERSTE BUITENLANDSE AUTO DOOR BHUTAN? Bhutan is een vrij gesloten land, dat massatoerisme wil weren. Toeristen krijgen alleen een visum via een reisagent in Bhutan, die verder alles regelt. Het tarief hiervoor is 200-250 US dollar per dag per persoon!…

Georgia 5, 6-2014

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We had been looking forward to Georgian wines since we had our last sip of Italian Nero d’Avila. To our disappointment, most of the stores in Georgia stocked plenty of beer, vodka and juices, but rarely more than a few…

Georgia 3, 6-2014

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Certainly one of the more pleasant things about driving into Georgia was that it is a Christian nation. We were no longer woken up before sunrise by amplified loudspeakers throughout town calling us to prayer. In fact, driving by villages…

Delays in posting…

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As you can already see, my posts here have been rather slim lately. Internet is a bit hard to come by in Indonesia, so getting photos uploaded and updates done hasn’t really been happening. Once I get somewhere with faster…

NOORD-OOST INDIA

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Een gedeelte van India, dat er als het ware een beetje bijhangt. Hier komen eigenlijk nooit westerlingen. Een enkeling die vanuit Myanmar komt, zoals wij. Bij de grensplaats Moreh is het een zoekplaatje: als we eindelijk de immigratie-officier gevonden hebben,…

Neural Activity

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We managed to navigate the 2nd ger visit without having to consume any fermented mare’s milk, which I have to say, was a bit of a relief, as all reports suggested that it would go through us quicker than rancid…

Georgia 2, 6-2014

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A day in our peaceful river camp gave us time to reflect on this new country. Thoma, the gentleman who had presented us with wine, cheese and bread the evening before, adamantly insisted we go and visit his mother in…

MYANMAR IN SNELTREINVAART

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VIPS IN BURMA At the border there is a long line of people. Ronald gives me the carnet while searching for a place for the car. I question whether this 2 x; the right row. The man looks at me and points beyond. Immigration –…