Krygyzstan Song-Kul lake, “the big lake” and Bishkek.

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July 20 To Song kul  175 km.

Despite sleeping on the pull out bed in the dining room in Kazarman. we actually slept pretty well. The breakfast of rice porridge was a little hard to stomach. There was a small shop in town to get some supplies for camping.… Read the rest

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Osh by Gosh and then to Kazarman.



July 17 Sary-Tash to Osh

Despite sleeping on mats on the floor we actually all did well. We were up about 9 and after breakfast packed to go by 11. Our host (and chef) and his son.


We had a short 185 km to Osh on a silky paved road.… Read the rest

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Sary_Tash in the best of the STANS : Kyrgyzstan.

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July 16 Murgab  to Sary-Tash 227 km

Today we will go to just 25 km inside the Kyrgyzstan border. There is nothing at all in between the towns of Murgab and Sary-Tash except the border posts. It takes all day and not 3 hours!… Read the rest

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Its a long long way to….Tarmac and “civilization?”

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Tajikistan and the Pamir “Highway” Pargol to Murgab

Initially our plan was to get at least another 1/3 of the way to Murgab. We were up at 6 as we were in bed at asleep at 830.

First some breakfast and then we hit the road just before 9.… Read the rest

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Wakhan Valley Road

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Still going south to get to the Wakhan Valley Road. July 13 Dekh to Khorog 118 km

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We were up several times in the night and eventually got up at 730 when the room started to fill with smoke from the fire they had lit outside.… Read the rest

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Clowns to the left of me, Afghanistan to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you.

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Tajikistan and the Pamir “Highway” July 12 Tavildara to “2 spots” past Dekh

At 6 am canned music and what sound like propaganda started playing over the loudspeakers of the town. We planned to set out early anyway as we had a very long day.… Read the rest

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Landslides and changes of plans: This one goes way over the top!

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Tajikistan and The Pamir “Highway” Tashkent to Tavildara :

Today it was already 35 at 9 am and we set out of Tashkent, uzbekistan on the way to Khujand, Tajikistan in 170 km. It was a bit of a round about as the road we were routed on was closed and there was quite a bit of traffic.… Read the rest

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On the silk route to Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


After a few strange but interesting days in Turkmenistan. We set out today for the 391 km to Bukhara Uzbekistan. This is one of the oldest inhabited cities in central Asia.

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Bukhara Uzbekistan

It was 32 when we left the city at 9 am and we finally arrived to the border at 1.… Read the rest

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Never Thought We Would Ever Be In Turkmenistan!


From Mashad, Iran today it will be 371 km to Mary, Turkmenistan. The road to the border is 2 lane and there are a lot of trucks. There is one section thru the mountain pass that is quite nice. We booked it the 186 km and just stopped for gas in Sarakh (Sarahs).… Read the rest

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Tabas, Gonabad, Mashhad


Today we 366 km thru the desert to Tabas.

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We plan to stop for gas and then at the site of operation Eagle claw disaster, which is 125 km from Tabas. The views of the desert change every hour and it is harsh but beautiful.… Read the rest

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