Monthly Archives: May 2019

Kazakhstan – Almaty 25 May 2019

Bishkek to Almaty – a fairly straight forward drive which involved a very simple, uncomplicated and quick border crossing. I ordered a Yandex taxi using the app on my phone, cost US$7 and we left at 0710, the reason for … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek 23-24 May 2019

Bishkek – capital of Kyrgystan, another ancient city modernised. Chuy avenue is the main street, at one end of it is the Osh Bazaar which is huge. I did find the best beer in the Stan’s so far at the … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek 22 May 2019

Osh to Bishkek – I decided to continue travelling by road even though I had been told that this was a harrowing drive hahaha, not so, it took 12:30 hours through the mountains and some rugged terrain but the road … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan – Osh, 20-21 May 2019

Osh a 3000 year old city but there is nothing left of the past. Probably the most amazing place is the Bazaar which is huge and meanders everywhere stretching about 500m along the Ak-Buura river. Yandex taxi works here so … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan – Osh, 19 May 2019

Murghab to Osh in Kyrgystan Considering the altitude and my body does not like altitude and the narrow uncomfortable bed, I actually managed to get some sleep, probably tired. So far for the last 3 days I have had just … Continue reading

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Tajikistan – Murghab, 18 May 2019

Khorog to Murghab Left the hotel at 0830 filled up with petrol and off at 0850, good road and a few villages then ascended to over 3500m and bad roads, slow going, arrived in Alichur at 1305 completely different landscape, … Continue reading

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Tajikistan – Khorog, 17 May 2019

Qalai Khumb to Khorog It rained all night and that noise combined with the roaring of the river meant little sleep.  Breakfast and left at 0830, rough roads, drizzle, big puddles and muddy road, a few streams running across the … Continue reading

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Tajikistan – Qalai Khumb, 16 May 2019

One of my goals for this trip was to travel the Pamir Highway, the route the traders of old (ie. Marco and his pals) used to get from Europe to China. You can take a shared taxi, they are all … Continue reading

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Tajikistan – Dushanbe, 13 – 15 May 2019

I travelled from Khujand to Dushanbe by Shared taxi, cost of a single seat is 150 Somoni ($15) and there are 4 seats. There was myself and another tourist and the taxi driver said we would have to wait for … Continue reading

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Tajikistan – Khujand, 11 – 12 May 2019

While researching the bus from Tashkent to Khujand I noticed that there was some confusion so I decided to clear the fog. First you must buy your ticket from a ticket booth that is located in the car park to … Continue reading

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