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Delving into the unknown

Delving into the unknown | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

 

A place of mystery off the beaten path in Central Asia turns out to be a puzzle indeed, reports Sara Keen.

There’s nothing like a visit to an historic site that has mysterious origins as an added bonus. This was particularly true when my husband Ron and I, as part of a small adventure group, visited Tash Rabat in a remote spot in southern Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/travel/264030/delving-unknown

 

译言网 | 孤独星球:吉尔吉斯斯坦 – Yeeyan – Photos from the Kochkor region

译言网 | 孤独星球:吉尔吉斯斯坦 – Yeeyan – Photos from the Kochkor region

http://article.yeeyan.org/view/162416/182650

Equestrian magazine, horses for sale, Holidaying in Kyrgyzstan

Equestrian magazine, horses for sale, Holidaying in Kyrgyzstan

Something a little bit different – four friends experience a spectacular riding/sightseeing holiday

Kyrgyzstan is a small mountainous country bordering China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Small Scale Farming is the main occupation of its five million inhabitants although many work abroad in order to survive. The whole country is covered in snow for a large part of the year and it is only from May to mid-September that it is possible for the shepherds to graze the mountains and for tourists to get around.

http://www.nagmagonline.com/s/travel/p94273/holidaying-in-kyrgyzstan.html

Central Asia

 Central Asia

 

Corine and Stefan are counting down “the sleeps” to the travel in Central Asia. Leaving August 19, 2010. Why Central Asia you ask? Corine has been packing around a copy of the Adventures of Marco Polo, a 1948 edition. The year of her birth you know. Anyway, she had been romanticizing for ever about the travels of Marco and his father and uncle. Also, Corine had been reading about the much earlier travels of Hsuan-Tsang, the Buddhist pilgrim of the 7th Century. Hsuan-Tsang walked across deserts and climbed incredible mountain passes from China to India and back over 20 years in search of truth. We read about the foreign devils who pillaged the ancient Buddhist sites along the Silk Road and dreamed about seeing the ruins that remain along the Silk Road, the architecture, the high pastures, the reed and wool screens, yurts, beautiful carpets; and meeting the resilient people who have survived and thrived in economic, political, religious, environmental and even geographical chaos. Stefan quickly became a willing collaborator when he realized that we would be able to hike in the Pamirs with passes being at 3700m. Packing with the thoughts of trekking with a backpack at that altitude has meant paring down to a change of underwear and socks, sleeping bag, rain gear and of course, water filter. In the eyes of many, this is not a very relaxing or glamous trip, but Corine is counting on being able to shop for haute couture in Beijing on the way home, in November. We have been inspired by good friends (Sue and John) and family (Roger, Shelley, Chris, and Pete) who have traveled to the ‘Stans and/or Xinjiang and hope that the record of our trip will bring back good memories for them.

http://frick-centralasia.blogspot.com/
09/10

Don Croner’s World Wide Wanders

Don Croner’s World Wide Wanders

http://www.doncroner.net/blog.html

Scratching the travel itch

Scratching the travel itch

http://www.fouroceans.org/

Scratching the travel itch

Scratching the travel itch

http://www.fouroceans.org/

Central Asia

Central Asia

Small group tour to Kazakhstan, Chinese Turkestan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan

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

Sommer 2009

Sommer 2009

In Norwegian

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

Painted Faces of the Silk Road – Our Adventures in Far West China, Central Asia and Northern Pakistan

Painted Faces of the Silk Road – Our Adventures in Far West China, Central Asia and Northern Pakistan

This is our story of our travels through the various Silk Road routes of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and along the Karakoram Highway through far western China and into northern Pakistan. The faces we are painting in our story are not only of the melting pot of exotic peoples and their cultures, or just of the ever friendly and generous people we met – but also the diverse and colourful scenery and the wonderful stories of these incredibly fascinating destinations.