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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
Welcome to Kazakhstan (there’s not a hairy back in sight!)
As we ride our bikes off the Caspian Sea freighter ship we are immediately greeted by two local Kazakh customs officers. My first impression is one of bewilderment…they look nothing like Borat. To my prejudiced Sydney-raised eyes, I’d say they … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aktau, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, Karakalpakstan, Kazakhstan, long-term travel, motorbike trip, Overland, struggles, Travel, world trip 2 Comments
10 Interesting facts from Central Asia you probably don’t know
Borat may have done a splendid job of putting Kazakhstan on the international map (I’m sure most locals probably wish he hadn’t) but despite his best efforts it’s fair to say Central Asia is still one of the least known … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Central Asia fun facts, discovery, explore, journey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, motorbike trip, Overland, Tajikistan, Travel 12 Comments
Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan ferry ride: a never ending story
Scurvy!!! That’s it! I’ve been racking my brain for ten minutes trying to remember what disease one gets when one is stuck at sea for months on end. Finally I remember: it’s scurvy. If I’m not mistaken, scurvy is an … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aktau Port, Azerbaijan, Baku, BMW F650, Caspian Sea ferry, explore, journey, Kazakhstan, long-term travel, motorbike trip, Overland, travel guide, world trip 3 Comments