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Edges of Kyzylkum desert E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
21 August 2010

Ayaz KalaOn our trip to Ayaz Kala, Kyzyl Kala and Toprak Kala, as well as some other occasions, we visited and drove through (parts of) the Ky...

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Khiva E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
20 August 2010

“AnThe city of Khiva more than compensated our disappointment with Uzbekistan's capital Toshkent earlier. It's a small city in Xorazm ...

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Margilan to Tashkent E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
15 August 2010

Trees along the road from Margilan to Tashkent, UzbekistanAfter our visit to Margilan market, our host brought us outside the city with his Mercedes  and we headed for Uzbekistan's capital city...

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Osh E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
13 August 2010

Bustes melons and military in Osh, KyrgyzstanThe recent riot's results we had seen in Bishkek, but Osh was much, much worse. Uzbeks and Kyrgyz had clashed on June 10, 2010..

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Song Kol homestay E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
07 August 2010

Kyrgyz girl posing in front of the yurtAfter arriving from Kochkor with our Kyrgyz driver, we were welcomed in the yurt of our host family with Kyrgyz delicacies and...

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Bishkek again E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
05 August 2010

Kyrgyz police ladaAs visa for Iran and Uzbekistan were not easy to get, we spent a long time in Bishkek in between trips to Karakol, Jeti Ögüz, Ala Archa...

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Kyrgyz traffic & transport E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
03 August 2010

Mercedes needs a handKyrgyzstan might be your best shot at seeing one of your old cars from the Nether-lands, Germany, Austria or any other...

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Bishkek to Karakol road E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
02 August 2010

Kyrgyz/ Kazakh mountains at Lake Issyk KulFrom the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek we took a (shared) taxi to Karakol in the east, passing Lake Issyk Kul. It was a beautiful journey; left of us...

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Bishkek E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
27 July 2010

Old Russian bus in the streets of Bishkek, 2010In order to make it to Bishkek from New Delhi, India, we had to take a flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from where we travelled onwards...

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Ayaz Kala E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
21 August 2010

Ayaz KalaAfter visiting Kyzyl Kala and Toprak Kala on our daytrip from Khiva, we moved on to Ayaz Kala, said to be the most impressive one...

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Bukhara E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
19 August 2010

“AnBukhara, our destination after visiting Uzbekistan capital Toshkent, is city-museum with 140 monuments. UNESCO listed and located...

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Margilan E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
15 August 2010

Bought three melons, see? Kuntepa bazaar in Margilan, UzbekistanThe day after our visit to the Margilan Yodgorlik Silk Factory, the son of it's director (at whose house we were staying) took us...

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Bishkek to Osh road E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
12 August 2010

Old Russian tractor with a cart full of hay on the road from Bishkek to OshFrom our last stop-over in Bishkek, with our visa for Uzbekistan and Iran in our pockets, we left for Osh: a city that had recently seen...

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Kochkor to Song Kol lake E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
06 August 2010

The road from Kochkor to Song Kul lake through the Kyrgyz mountainsAfter a great experience of Kyrgyz hospitality in Kochkor, the CBT arranged taxi showed up to pick us up and bring us to Song Kol where...

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Bokonbayevo eagle hunter E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
04 August 2010

Older Kyrgyz woman with her granddaughter in KarakolComing from the Kyrgyz town of Karakol, we took a shared taxi to Bokonbayevo, where we were picked up by eagle hunter Talgar. After...

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Jeti Ögüz rock formations E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
02 August 2010

Jeti Ögüz rock formationFrom our base in the Jeti-Ögüz resort, we visited the Jeti-Ögüz rock formations, just a stone's throw away from the Kyrgyz resort. The...

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Ala Archa national Park E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
01 August 2010

Me getting a shower from an elephant in a river in Chitwan National Park, NepalAs we were waiting for our visas for Uzbekistan and Iran, we made ourselves comfortable in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek and travelled...

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Delhi Revisited E-mail
Asia - India
23 July 2010

Typical fruit vendor cart in the streets of Delhi, IndiaArriving from Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, we got to New Delhi, capital of India, only to find ourselves in the middle of...

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Kyzyl Kala & Toprak Kala E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
21 August 2010

Kyzyl Kala and Toprak Kala travel photograpy, UzbekistanOn a daytrip from Khiva, we drove through Urgench, towards the Kyzylkum desert, to see remains of nearly 2000 year old Khorezmian...

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Toshkent E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
17 August 2010

Enjoying an afternoon in front of the circus, Toshkent, UzbekistanArriving in Toshkent from Margilan, we met a group among which a Dutch guy participating in a rally to Mongolia with a German-...

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Margilan - Yodgorlik silk factory E-mail
Asia - Uzbekistan
14 August 2010

Uzbek woman weaving silk at Yodgorlik silk factory in Margilan, UzbekistanComing from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, we merely got over the border into Uzbekistan and drove to Margilan, where we visited the Yodgorlik...

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Song Kol horseriding E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
08 August 2010

Alone on a horse in an empty landscapeThe people of Kyrgyzstan have been semi-nomadic herders historically, living in yurts (round tents) and tending horses, sheep and yaks...

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Kochkor E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
05 August 2010

Three kids in Kochkor posingFrom Bishkek we took a shared taxi to Kochkor, a village south-west of lake Issyk Kul. Once there we arranged next day's trip to the...

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Karakol town E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
03 August 2010

Older Kyrgyz woman with her granddaughter in KarakolThere's more to the Karakol area than rock formations and balneotherapic resorts. This sleepy little town itself shows some...

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Jeti Ögüz resort & around E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
02 August 2010

Jeti Ögüz resortWe drove from Bishkek to Karakol to see the eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. Jeti-Ögüz is a so called balneo-therapic resort located at...

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Bishkek - Osh bazaar E-mail
Asia - Kyrgyzstan
31 July 2010

Corn and other foodstuff for sale at Osh BazaarOsh Bazaar, located in the western part of Bishkek. You can quite easily walk there from the centre (half an hour walk)...

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East-west highway E-mail
Asia - Nepal
21 July 2010

East-west Highway along the Trishuli river, NepalOnce we had relaxed and spotted wild-life in Chitwan National Park, we made our way back to Kathmandu along the ...

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