Monthly Archives: May 2006

Tweedledeedums

Tweedledeedums

After 4 years and 6 months in London we finally decided to return to NZ – the long way. We will be travelling from Egypt to China overland taking in 12 countries. This is where the journey begins…

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Tweedledeedums/

Personal Trip Journal – From Olympics to Olympics through the Silk Road

Personal Trip Journal – From Olympics to Olympics through the Silk Road

In Spanish

http://www.mytripjournal.com/RaquelRutadelaSeda2006

Spa Trek



Spa Trek

Can’t face one more hot-stone massage? No desire for another body wrap? For anyone suffering from spa fatigue (and that could be many of us, given that every corner of the planet seems to boast a Thai-style treatment pavilion or Ayurvedic retreat), Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk-Kul should come as an intriguing discovery. Or perhaps that should be “rediscovery,” since travelers on the Silk Road knew of the lake’s therapeutic value for centuries. Soviet apparatchiks were also fond of it, holidaying in one of the 40 workers’ sanatoria built by the communist state around the lake’s 600 km of shoreline. Today, many of these facilities — now privately run — are luring holidaymakers from further afield with cheap accommodation and treatment packages.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1171314,00.html#ixzz0yY8qfd5w


07/05/2006

In The Saddle: Kyrgyzstan on horseback

In The Saddle: Kyrgyzstan on horseback

An equestrian trek in the wilds of Central Asia requires nerve and spirit. And it helps to have a champion jockey like Richard Dunwoody lead the way, writes Minty Clinch – The cries rang out: “Richard, help!” Nine female equestrians were clambering over the ice and scree towards the top of the 4,040m Ton Pirival Pass. The horses struggled though the snowfields, sinking up to their girths, then reluctantly leaping forwards. Richard Dunwoody, our fearless leader on a two-week riding safari through remote Kyrgyzstan, was our lifeline, rescuing those who panicked in the thin air whenever a dodgy foothold left them hanging. All in a day’s work for a champion jockey, though he may have thought winning the Grand National was a breeze by comparison. And it was only day one.

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/in-the-saddle-kyrgyzstan-on-horseback-477232.html

07/05/2006

In The Saddle: Kyrgyzstan on horseback

 In The Saddle: Kyrgyzstan on horseback

An equestrian trek in the wilds of Central Asia requires nerve and spirit. And it helps to have a champion jockey like Richard Dunwoody lead the way, writes Minty Clinch – The cries rang out: “Richard, help!” Nine female equestrians were clambering over the ice and scree towards the top of the 4,040m Ton Pirival Pass. The horses struggled though the snowfields, sinking up to their girths, then reluctantly leaping forwards. Richard Dunwoody, our fearless leader on a two-week riding safari through remote Kyrgyzstan, was our lifeline, rescuing those who panicked in the thin air whenever a dodgy foothold left them hanging. All in a day’s work for a champion jockey, though he may have thought winning the Grand National was a breeze by comparison. And it was only day one.
07/05/2006

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/in-the-saddle-kyrgyzstan-on-horseback-477232.html