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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 some of the most beautiful and scenic countries along the Silk Road. At the time I thought this was the…

Osh and Up to the Roof of the World in Photos

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Having lingered long enough in Bishkek while arranging onward visas, I took a bus straight to Osh. From there, it would be back on the bike. In at the deep end – unfit after a 6-week break while horse-riding, I knew the legs would suffer with the endless uphill towards the Pamir Mountains, known since Victorian times as ‘The Roof…

Horse-Riding Kyrgyzstan – Part 4 Photos Song Kul to Sale of Sarala

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After a couple of days rest at Song Kul, it was time to get back in the saddle and leave this chilly, windy plateau. Return to the valley where the sun shines and summer still smiles.

Sarala at Sunset

The ride over and down the Chil-Bel Pass was steep. We had company. Many families were moving back to their villages…

Horse-Riding Kyrgyzstan – Part 3 Photos from Family Stay at Song Kul

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It had been a long day to reach Song Kul. As soon as I found some puddles of water in the dried-up riverbeds, we stopped to camp for the night. It took some further searching to find fresh enough water that Sarala would actually drink. Who’d have thought a horse could be so fussy. I just took the puddle water…

Horse-Riding Kyrgyzstan – Part 2 Photos of Naryn to Song Kul Lake

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There is so much to tell from the last month horse-riding here. It has been a refreshing change to travel at a(n even) slower speed. It means more time spent camping in the hills besides rivers and a chance to see all the little details that you simply fly by on a bike. It’s good to travel like the locals…

Horse-Riding Kyrgyzstan – Part 1 Photo Preview

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For those who didn’t know, I’ve temporarily left the bike in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital. And I have bought a horse. He’s called Sarala. He’s a very cool, chilled-out dude who doesn’t make any demands except for grass. But he does that often, and noisily. But that’s OK.

Sarala

Anyway, I bought him from a quiet chap from a village called…

Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

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Kyrgyzstan Mountain Views
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There is a 15km no mans land between the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border controls. Ten minutes into the drive I ran into my Israeli friends Dana and Eran with their thumbs out looking for a ride. It was great to see them again. We enjoyed a good catch up as I threw their packs on the…

Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN
Within two minutes of being in the country we are flagged down by a policeman.  He asks Martin to follow him to his car where he pulls out a piece of paper with Russian-English translations on it.  The most important one according to him is ‘You must pay a fine’.  He points down a long list of violations including…