Monthly Archives: February 2003

Travelmag – Overland through Central Asia

Travelmag – Overland through Central Asia

“Bad news.  It’s impossible.”  They’re the words every traveler dreads—yet loves—to hear.  Turn around.  Go back.  You can’t get there from here.   The road’s out, the train’s cancelled, there be dragons.  All those carefully-laid plans up in smoke—or are they?  Intended as an earnest warning, they also constitute a powerful goad to plunge forward, to see for one’s self; especially in these days of prepackaged travel, rampaging globalization, and Lonely Planet as company wherever you go, the challenge of brushing aside the well-meant caution and risking…well, risking minor discomfort and inconvenience…for the sake of a little suspense, adventure, and spontaneity during a six-week vacation in the summer of 2001 proved completely irresistible.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=290
26/02/2003

Travelmag – Overland through Central Asia

 Travelmag – Overland through Central Asia

“Bad news.  It’s impossible.”  They’re the words every traveler dreads—yet loves—to hear.  Turn around.  Go back.  You can’t get there from here.   The road’s out, the train’s cancelled, there be dragons.  All those carefully-laid plans up in smoke—or are they?  Intended as an earnest warning, they also constitute a powerful goad to plunge forward, to see for one’s self; especially in these days of prepackaged travel, rampaging globalization, and Lonely Planet as company wherever you go, the challenge of brushing aside the well-meant caution and risking…well, risking minor discomfort and inconvenience…for the sake of a little suspense, adventure, and spontaneity during a six-week vacation in the summer of 2001 proved completely irresistible.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=290

Adrift in the land of lost vowels

 

Adrift in the land of lost vowels

It reads like a high-scoring word in Scrabble, but it wants to be known for high adventure: Oliver Bennett visits Kyrgyzstan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/kyrgyzstan/726847/Kyrgyzstan-Adrift-in-the-land-of-lost-vowels.html   
02/03