A Midnight Escape From a Kyrgyz Alpine Lake

After spending 12 hours on a horse, drinking a bottle of vodka with lunch and wearing basically a sheep with sleeves to keep from freezing to death, I didn’t think

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Heatstroke to hypothermia – and back again

In Uzbekistan I collected pieces of paper to provide proof of where I’d slept on every single night in the country. But not as some strange holiday souvenir – this

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Leaving the shadow of Lenin’s prick

The Kyrgyz capital Bishkek doesn’t feel Asian in the slightest – quite surreal being situated slap bang in the heart of Asia. Kyrgyz make up only just over 50% of

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Selfportrait

The exact date doesn’t really matter, so I’ll leave it at today’s date – this is just a little post to say hello, everyone. &#x1F60A Sometime in August 2001, in

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På toppen af Kirgisistan

Da vi krydsede ind i Kirgisistans del af Fergana-dalen, tænkte vi kun på én ting; at komme op i højderne og væk fra Usbekistans støv, sved og varme. Første stop

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Kyrgyz Horse Trip Part 1 of 4

Total Distance: 0 miles / 0 kmMouse: 0,0 So two years and change have passed since I moved to Kazakhstan. I learned some Russian, experienced village life and have gained

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Kyrgyzstan is Stan-Tastic

Hi, I’m posting these travel updates a bit out of order and late. A friend of mine suggested that I post my email updates onto this site becasue readers might

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Anyone heading to Irkeshtam?

After a stupendous couple of weeks in the more remote regions of what is by any standards a pretty remote country, Kyrgyzstan, we’re now back in the southern capital of

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The great lake

We are in Kyrgyzstan. At last. Since I last wrote, we have spent a night in a Kyrgyz yurt on the banks of the most beautiful lake I have ever

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Where the hell is Kyrgyzstan?

Where the hell is Kyrgyzstan? “Where the hell is Kyrgyzstan?” That’s what a mate asked me in the travel literature section of Borders last year. The guy who asked me

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