Author Archives: Chris Desmond

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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Uzbekistan – Tashkent, 8 – 10 May 2019

Samarkand to Tashkent on the Afrosiyob high speed train, this time I went to the Ticket Office two days in advance and bought the ticket myself, it cost 105,000 Som (US$12.50). I first looked up the train times and available … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan – Samarkand, 5 – 7 May 2019

I travelled from Bukhara to Samarkand by train, ticket cost 85,000 Som or $10. The travel agent charged me 120,000 Som and he got me a ticket on the slow train (120kph) which takes 2:30hrs instead of the Afrosiyob High … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan – Bukhara, 2 – 4 May 2019

The drive from Mary to Bukhara was interesting, we left at 10:00, speeds upto 140kph over rough bitumen, stopped by radar but got out of it by saying foreigner in a hurry hahaha. Police checks about every km or so … Continue reading

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Turkmenistan – Mary, 30 April – 01 May 2019

After a restless night freezing in a tent at the Darvaza crater, we drove back to Ashgabat. The train to Mary left at 15:00 and a whole 4 berth compartment had been booked for myself and the guide, total cost … Continue reading

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Turkmenistan – Ashgabat, 26 – 29 April 2019

The first step in travelling to Turkmenistan is to contact a local Travel Agent (I used Oguz Tour) and give them precise details of your plans, they will then apply for your Letter of Invitation. You need to start this … Continue reading

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Netherlands and UK – Veghel, Hastings and Horsham, 16 – 26 September 2018

Stats – 137 days on the road, 16,145 kms, 772 litres, Cost of fuel €944, Average 21.46 km/l Schollbrunn to Veghel – Easy ride to Veghel along the freeway, fine, cool and sunny. When I arrived in Veghel, the annual fair was … Continue reading

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