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Tag Archives: Central Asia
Motorbike Overlanding – 5 years on 2 wheels – What Now?
As it turns out, I’m getting bored of travelling by motorbike. There, I’ve said it. Am I allowed to say that?! It seems not. Most times I dare say that to fellow travelling bikers we meet on the road, they’re … Continue reading
Kyrgyzstan: Where Central Asia Revealed Her Soul
Kyrgyzstan is a land of unexpected surprises. One certainly wouldn’t know it by just looking at it on a map or by basing one’s assumptions on visits to any of the other Stans in Central Asia. Everything from the culture, … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, Bishkek, Central Asia, curiosity, discovery, emotional drawback, explore, Issyk Kul, journey, Kyrgyzstan, long-term travel, motorbike trip, Osh, Overland, Son Kul, Travel, world trip 2 Comments
Long-term Travel & the Importance of Social Interaction
One need not be a Guantanamo Bay detainee to understand that having minimal social interaction can wreck havoc on one’s mental health. There is a very good reason why the use of solitary confinement is still widespread the world over … Continue reading
Welcome to Tajikistan…wanna plov?
No matter what anyone tries to tell you, trust me when I say that patience is not an inherent trait, but rather a learned one. Learning it, however, is not nearly as easy as it sounds. After almost a decade … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, BMW F650, Central Asia, curiosity, discovery, Dushanbe, explore, Iskanderkul, journey, motorbike journey, overlanding, plov, shashliq, Tajikistan, Travel, Uzbekistan, world trip Leave a comment
Uzbekistan: from tired overlander to reinvigorated tourist
Within just 100kms of crossing the invisible border between Karakalpakstan and the rest of Uzbekistan, we join the tarmac highway once again. Finally, I think to myself, we can get some serious kilometres out of the way. Yet it barely … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, BMW F650, Bukhara, Central Asia, curiosity, explore, journey, Karakalpakstan, Kazakhstan, Khiva, long-term travel, Overland, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, world trip Leave a comment
Karakalpakstan: the Stan the World Forgot
It must really suck to be a Karakalpak. Once upon a time, you were one of Central Asia’s most avid farmers, then your land was prostituted, polluted and destroyed beyond recognition and, even after your livelihood was obliterated, you were … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aral Sea, BMW F650, Central Asia, discovery, journey, Karakalpakstan, Kazakhstan, long-term travel, motorbike trip, Moynaq, Overland, world trip 6 Comments
From Georgia to Azerbaijan on frayed nerves
‘You should be able to board the ferry to Kazakhstan in about 20 minutes’ said the friendly port guard in Baku. Just a wee while later, while I’m hopping on the spot trying keep my nipples from freezing right off, … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged Azerbaijan border crossing, Azerbaijan visa, Baku, Central Asia, motorbike trip, overland travel, Qobustan 5 Comments