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Kel-Suu See – extrem abgelegen

Chinese Border Permit Rein zufällig fiel mir ein Foto in die Hände, auf dem ein idyllischer Bergsee im Tain-Shan Gebirge, eingerahmt von Felsen, abgebildet war. Den wollte ich persönlich sehen und fing an zu recherchieren. In keinem unserer Reiseführer wurde der...

Holpriger Start in Kirgistan

Die letzten Tage in Tadschikistan war uns das Wetter nicht wohl gesonnen, Regen, Schnee und Kälte ließen uns ein paar Tage früher als geplant nach Kirgistan (oder Kirgisien oder Kirgisistan) aufbrechen. Wir hofften auf um die 2.000 Meter Höhe, auf angenehmere...
Russia – Miass

Russia – Miass

We learned a trick to passing the border with minimal hassle. During a usual border process the passengers go through the immigration and then wait in a separate area while the customs officials inspect the car. This is what we do now, Hyein just follows me back to...
Kyrgyzstan – Pamir, the Roof of the World

Kyrgyzstan – Pamir, the Roof of the World

Landcruiser mended up to the standards of Central Asia, we set off towards the town of Osh. Knowing that we wouldn’t make it there in one day, we took our sweet time getting ready in the morning…checking wifi, drinking coffee, blogging and being lazy...
Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

You find yourself here again…and reading about Kyrgyzstan. A few things are running through your mind: is Ivan running out of material to talk about? And is there nothing better to read on the internet? I’ll answer both of those questions:...
Kyrgyzstan – Altyn Arashan

Kyrgyzstan – Altyn Arashan

Even if you have been following the Rio Olympic games like a hawk, then you still wouldn’t have had a chance  to spot this flag. As the post name suggests, we are in Kyrgyzstan. A few things you might want to instantly figure out, like where in the world is this...
Osh (Bosh)

Osh (Bosh)

The Taj – Kyrgyz Boarder was fairly uneventful. The Gents were asked for several contributions to the boarder guards’ cognac fund (presented with convincingly fake “Compulsory” Vetinary Declaration Forms) which were met with a jovial but firm...