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KIRGIZIË EN HET VISUM CIRCUS

VERRASSEND MOOI KIRGIZIË Vanuit de hete Gobiwoestijn naar de toppen van Kirgizië (Kyrgyzstan) is een hele overgang. Onze eerste overnachtingsplek hier en de laatste gezamenlijke van de Chinagroep is Tash Rabat, een oude karavanserai. Hier staan een aantal...
Chapter 27/Kyrgyzstan

Chapter 27/Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is rapidly becoming the gateway of choice for western travelers in Central Asia. The reasons for this are its natural beauty, unspoiled mountain scape, ragged ridges, summer pastures and the recent introduction of visa-free travel, in addition with almost...

The Seven Wonders of the World

How many wonders of the world does the average person get to experience in their life time? I reckon the average person is lucky to see even one. Here’s a list of the original 7 wonders of the ancient world. The Colossus of Rhodes The Hanging Gardens of...
Go Go Goa!

Go Go Goa!

About a year and a half ago we got an email from someone in Pakistan inviting us to Islamabad when we passed through the Middle East. He was with the VW club of Pakistan, and had been following our trip through the Americas. When we got to Islamabad, he said, there...

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...

Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN           27TH October We are forced to transit Kazakhstan to reach Kyrgyzstan, due to the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan being closed due to ethnic tensions.  This adds several days to our journey and also hundreds of miles.   We know the weather...