Monthly Archives: September 2008

jollyqueenlouise.org

jollyqueenlouise.org

This is a blog I’ve set up for 2008, because I’m off on my travels again – yes, you were all right not to believe me when I said I was home to stay!  But I decided that I wanted to go to the Global Greens Conference in Brazill in May…and that I was never going on another longhaul air trip again.

www.jollyqueenlouise.org

Personal Trip Journal – Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar

Personal Trip Journal – Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar

http://www.mytripjournal.com/worldexpeditions_silkroadtosamarkand&a=Kyrgyzstan

Lake Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Lake Son-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

At an altitude of 3016 m a. s. l.; 29km long and 18km wide and a maximum depth of 13.2m — it is Kyrgyzstan’s second largest lake. The average temperature in summer is about 11°C — but unlike Issyk Kul (Kyrgyzstan’s largest lake) it does freeze over in the winter. It is situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau, and is surrounded by lush mountain meadows (jailoo). As such it is used by the shepherds of the Kochkor, Naryn and At Bashi regions for summer pastures for their flocks.

23/09/2008 by vodnique

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkZdf07DRLg

Asia- Dressing Up for the Silk Road – Real Travel

Asia- Dressing Up for the Silk Road – Real Travel

http://realtravel.com/b-186082-asia_blog-dressing_up_for_the_silk_road

On the Road Home

On the Road Home

Alison’s journey from London toe Australia … and Back

Kyrgyzstan entries include:

http://alibirchtree.wordpress.com/

From Paris to Beijing – 15,000 km’s

From Paris to Beijing – 15,000 km’s

Cycling from Paris to Beijing, but why? That has been the question I have been asked many times over recent months…and I dont know, it just sounded like a great adventure that I needed to do.

The trip starts in Paris on the 1st of June and finishes in Beijing on the 12th of November, following the orient express route and the silk road and then into China to Beijing. Crossing 15 countries, cyclin 15000km’s.

I have uploaded a map in order for you to follow my travels over the next 6 months.

Kyrgyzstan entries include:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/dutchiesdiary/1/tpod.html

Silk Road and family circle

Silk Road and family circle

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/meghanvesey/Trips/577

kirstent

kirstent

You have got to love this long service leave idea! I have been back at Toorak College now for 8 years and have watched many of my friends come and go with their long service leave….. now it is my turn. I am taking 6 months leave and plan to do a big journey style adventure. Ten years ago I sat at the Chinese-Pakistan border along the Karakorum Highway and have since wanted to visit the other side at Kashgar. This time I am starting at Xian and heading through China along the Silk Route. The trip visits Kashgar and heads into Krygrzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and ends up in Turkey. (update …. Georgian will not be possible at this time, so we will travel through Iran instead) After Istanbul I will be heading to Barcelona, Madrid and then into Morocco via the Portugal coast.

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

A Builder´s Life For Me

A Builder´s Life For Me

I finally decided that I have reached a stage where I thought it would be nice to start giving something back but not in a poncy-up-my-own-arse-kind-of-save-the-world way. So on the advice of Homer Simpson I looked into Habitat for Humanity and ended up in Kyrgyzstan

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/42530/summary

The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish

On August 31, 2007, we started our trip around the world by flying from San Diego, CA to Lima Peru.

Kyrgystan entries: http://www.thelittleblackfish.org/cgi-bin/blog/index.cgi?category=Kyrgyzstan

  • Osh: Coffee, the Bazaar, and Solomon
  • Kyrgyz Independence Day in Osh
  • Osh: Coffee and Shoe Repair
  • Arslanbob: Searching for Ibn-i Abbass
  • Arslanbob: Hiking to the tall waterfall
  • Arslanbab: Relaxing in a friendly Chaihane
  • Bishkek to Jalalabad: Fear and Loathing
  • Tash Rabat: No Horses at the Caravansaray
  • Evening in Naryn
  • Back in Kochkor
  • Song Kol: Life at the Jailoo
  • Kochkor: A Rest in a Small Town
  • Karakol Valley Trek: 4 Seasons in 3 Days
  • Karakol: Mountains, Trekkers and Fat Ass Sheep
  • Manjily: Eagles on Issyk Kol

http://www.thelittleblackfish.org/