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Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

While I’ve been stuck in Tehran (Iran) over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 2 from Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan was a fast paced, exciting race against the clock though some of the most beautiful and scenic countries along the Silk Road. At the time I thought this was the toughest part of the journey but on reflection it was one of the easiest sections and...

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The Stans in Summary

The Stans in Summary

It seemed like an age since I got off the ferry in Turkmenbashi and started Leg 2 of the expedition. 45 days had flown by and ‘The Stans’ hadn’t disappointed. The friendliness of the people stands out as the highlight, followed closely but the wonderful scenery and impressive historical sites of the Silk Road. For me it’s always about the people. Everywhere I met the people, they were warm and friendly....

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

There is a 15km no mans land between the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border controls. Ten minutes into the drive I ran into my Israeli friends Dana and Eran with their thumbs out looking for a ride. It was great to see them again. We enjoyed a good catch up as I threw their packs on the roof and we set off to the Kyrgyzstan border post. We made it through the border easily enough. This was the one country in ‘The Stans’ that...

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Is that the Tourgat Pass? It sure is!! – Leg 2 Complete

Is that the Tourgat Pass? It sure is!! – Leg 2 Complete

Hi everybody, Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I have made it to the Chinese border. Today we cross over into China over the Tourgat Pass to Kashgar. We are now part of a group of fellow overlanders (6 bikes, 2 trucks and 1 guide). We’ll be crossing over the pass as you read this. It’s an exciting way to end The Stans section and celebrate the completion of Leg 2. Bring on Leg 3!! 35 days across China before heading...

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