May 312010
 

In Kochkor after an another ‘interesting’ day in Kyrgyzstan…so ended up skipping a destination after walking with heavy packs to find 3 yurts set up where we were meant to stay, but no-one around….wasn’t sure if someone would turn up or not so hoofed it to the next destination! Just checking up and no more […]

May 292010
 

Been out for a couple of walks around Karakol the last couple of days, and off to livestock bazaar tomorrow… Still no Mongolia flight confirmed, but at least we’ve been doing a bit more (even though we got pissed on yesterday). Anyway, better dash. Will likely be offline for a few days now.

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May 272010
 

We are now in Karakol in Kyrgyzstan up by the mountains. Its been a bit weird since leaving the city which is a weird thing to say. We spent a night in Cholpon-Ata which is meant to be the ‘Costa Del Sol’ of Kyrgyzstan, but it was a bit depressing to be honest, and I […]

May 232010
 
Kyrgyzstan – 5 days in

Internet access has been harder to get hold of here than expected.  It’s easy to get on the net but the connection speeds have been so slow sometimes that we’ve given up.  The guesthouse in Osh was still on dial up, and there’s little sign of being able to get reliable access to plug my […]

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May 172010
 

Just a quick note to say we arrived in Osh, Kyrgyzstan after crossing the border from Uzbekistan this morning. We visited the silk factory in Margilan (Uzbekistan) and paid over the odds for a crappy hotel there last night (still only $50 for the room but we were really miffed – were expecting $20 – […]

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May 122010
 

We’ve made it to Burkhara in Uzbekistan. The streets in Tashkent were as wide as the best of them in Paris. It’s a very green city, but it looks to be getting less green as trees were getting chopped down all around us eating lunch (a touchy subject in Tashkent – more soon). We took […]

May 062010
 
Oman in the heat

Well I’ve been a bit busy remembering how to relax to do any blogging. We’ve not been in Oman since Monday after a half empty flight. As usual it’s getting hot, hot hot over here at this time of year. Yesterday the car thermometer registered 58c and my watch 39c. Given we were sitting in […]