Monthly Archives: May 2009

Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

“Tel Aviv or Tashkent?” the man standing in front of the two buses on the tarmac of Tashkent’s international airport inquired of us. Our bus was heading to the terminal, the other to a transit holding pen.
“Tashkent” I replied.
“Tel Aviv?” he asked again.
“Tash…kent” I said, less sure of myself this time.
“Tel Aviv…?”
A few minutes later my friend and I were sitting on the bus with the three other people not proceeding on to Israel, when the man and possibly his superior boarded.
“Tel Aviv?” the more important looking gentleman barked at us.
“Tashkent” I said back and smiled. This would be a fitting introduction to the bewilderment that was to follow in the coming weeks as we scrambled overland from Uzbekistan to Vietnam.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=1539
22/05/2009

Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

 Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

“Tel Aviv or Tashkent?” the man standing in front of the two buses on the tarmac of Tashkent’s international airport inquired of us. Our bus was heading to the terminal, the other to a transit holding pen. 
“Tashkent” I replied. 
“Tel Aviv?” he asked again. 
“Tash…kent” I said, less sure of myself this time.
“Tel Aviv…?” 
A few minutes later my friend and I were sitting on the bus with the three other people not proceeding on to Israel, when the man and possibly his superior boarded. 
“Tel Aviv?” the more important looking gentleman barked at us. 
“Tashkent” I said back and smiled. This would be a fitting introduction to the bewilderment that was to follow in the coming weeks as we scrambled overland from Uzbekistan to Vietnam.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=1539
22/05/2009

Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

 Travelmag – Asia overland- from Tashkent to Hanoi

“Tel Aviv or Tashkent?” the man standing in front of the two buses on the tarmac of Tashkent’s international airport inquired of us. Our bus was heading to the terminal, the other to a transit holding pen. 
“Tashkent” I replied. 
“Tel Aviv?” he asked again. 
“Tash…kent” I said, less sure of myself this time.
“Tel Aviv…?” 
A few minutes later my friend and I were sitting on the bus with the three other people not proceeding on to Israel, when the man and possibly his superior boarded. 
“Tel Aviv?” the more important looking gentleman barked at us. 
“Tashkent” I said back and smiled. This would be a fitting introduction to the bewilderment that was to follow in the coming weeks as we scrambled overland from Uzbekistan to Vietnam.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=1539
22/05/2009

edward_ winkleman

edward_ winkleman

If You Can Fill the Unforgiving Minute

http://www.edwardwinkleman.com/2009/05/if-you-can-fill-unforgiving-minute.html

Kyrgyzstan’s horses.

Kyrgyzstan’s horses.

For the BBC radio programme “Outlook”, Abdujalil Abdurasulov discovers a sound under threat from modern machinery.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2009/06/090616_outlook_sos_kyrgyzstan.shtml

16/05/2009

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Travel Stories

Travel Stories

http://realtravelstories.blogspot.com/

Ross’ Global Adventure – The Right Way Around

Ross’ Global Adventure – The Right Way Around

Travel the world. Experience everything in the moment – different cultures, people, wildlife, forests, deserts, mountains, cities, towns, villages………..the list goes on

Kyrgyzstan entries include:

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

Duncan and Laura roam the planet – Off Exploring

Duncan and Laura roam the planet – Off Exploring

http://www.offexploring.com/duncanandlaura/blog/kyrgyzstan/osh

The Bicycle Diaries:

The Bicycle Diaries:

  • a dead end in Kyrgyzstan? – In Kyrgyzstan, things are looking bleak for our bicycle diarist and his dreams of reaching India.
  • bored in Bishkek – Stuck in Bishkek, Douglas Whitehead discovers who is really behind his visa woes: Gordon Brown.
  • into Kyrgyzstan’s thin air – Finally on the move again, our cyclist steels himself for an oxygen-deprived ride on a freezing Kyrgyzstan mountain pass.
  • a final taste of Kyrgyz justice – Douglas Whitehead is escorted to the Kyrgystan border by three gun-toting ‘gangsters’.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
09/05/09

Afghanistan My Last Tour

Afghanistan My Last Tour

http://afghanistanmylasttour.com/