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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…

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 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…

Georgia 1, 6-2014

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Time warp!! The faster we go the more we get behind with our blogs, so we thought we’d bring you all up-to-date, since we are now getting deeper into places where anything can happen and often does. We will still…

Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

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While I’ve been stuck in Tehran (Iran) over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 2 from Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan was a fast paced, exciting race against the clock though…

Photos of Khiva

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I pushed on towards Khiva, rather than camp – it would have been the crap kind of camping. Where you have to hide and make no noise and try not to be seen. There were simply too many houses and…

Photos of Bukhara

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After Samarkand, came Bukhara. On the route I’m cycling west, at least. It was the same for those merchants from the East trading along the Silk Road so many centuries ago, millennia even. Well-preserved Another central Asian city that has…

Photos of Samarkand

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Samarkand was founded around 700BC by the Sogdians. It became one of the greatest cities in the world at the time due to it’s central location on the Silk Road, connecting China with the East. The Registan – centre of…

Tajikistan and the Pamir Highway – Dushanbe to Khorog

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If Western Kazakhstan made us feel like “We’ve come on holiday by mistake”, and Uzbekistan made us feel like package tourists, then Tajikistan made us feel like pioneering adventurers – exploring the beautifully remote and dangerous corners of foreign mountain…

Khivan Forts

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Lonely Planet, from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee… for hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee… Stuffed to bursting with the delights of old Khiva we planned another early start to head back to Bukhara and some…