It looks like we were very lucky with our visit to Kyrgyzstan as the violence has erupted in a much larger form in the South East cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad, where we were three weeks ago : There’s more reports on the BBC website.
We’re just finished our 6 day trek around the lakes SW of Olgii….walking in the wilderness without meeting anyone else, shitting in the open and washing in the ice cold rivers with stunning views in the Altai National Park. This is in the far west of Mongolia and not nearly as many visitors come here […]
I’ve quickly uploaded some pictures from Arslanbob and Kochkor in Kyrgystan…. (just for you Fiona 😉 )
We are back in Bishkek for a night and been visited by the rain. We have word that our tickets will be ready for our Mongolian flight tomorrow, which is just as well as we’re heading to Almaty and Kazakhstan in the morning. We had a night in a jailoo last night which is a […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]