Category: Central Asia

Homestays in Central Asia

When we first tried to write this article we were at Almaty airport where we had 10 hours to kill before our flight to Bangkok …

Views on Hindu Kush

Our first days on the Pamir highway from Osh to Murgab led us through stone deserts and over high passes, leaving us many times speechless …

Pamir highway Tajikistan

On the 16th of July the big day had finally arrived. After 7 weeks in Central Asia we could start the hightlight of our trip …

Yurt lake Song Kol

Our time in Kyrgyzstan was running and still we wanted to see so many places. A bit overwhelmed by the choices we decided to head …

Eagle hunter Ishenbek

Riding the marshrutka from Karakol to our next destination Kochkor we spontaneously decided to stop half-way for one night in Kadji Sai on the southern …

Tian Shan glacier

Still a bit tired from our first hiking experience in Arslanbob we spent 2 relaxed days in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Apart from some …

Horses Arslanbob

Finally Kyrgyzstan! The main reason why we initially had decided for Central Asia was the great trekking in the massive Kyrgyz mountain ranges – and …

Samarkand Tilla Kari Medressa

The last lines of a  famous poem by James Elroy Flecker go as follows: We travel not for trafficking alone, by hotter winds our fiery …