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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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Uzbekistan Part 2 – Russian Teachers, Samarkand’s Delights and Tashkent’s A-List Mechanic’s

Uzbekistan Part 2 – Russian Teachers, Samarkand’s Delights and Tashkent’s A-List Mechanic’s

— Samarkand is a famous historical city and one with many of its great architectural buildings still in excellent condition. I’d heard a lot about it from other travellers so I was looking forward to the visit. It was also only a short 300km drive which made for a gentle and relaxing 4.5 hour day in the car. I arrived around 5pm and made my way into the centre of town. I was met by a beautiful inner city boulevard lined with...

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Uzbekistan Part 1 – Vodka Repairs, Luxury Hotels and Losing Your Head

Uzbekistan Part 1 – Vodka Repairs, Luxury Hotels and Losing Your Head

Entering Uzbekistan took a couple of hours but was pretty straight forward. I had to fill out entry forms and declarations and then went through a few hoops. Fortunately there was a guard that spoke good English and he personally took me through the process. When it came to the search of the car they were particularly interested in the drugs I was carrying. I was prepared for this and has removed any traces of codeine and paracetamol from...

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