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Against All Odds, the World’s Highest Sailing Competition Just Took Place in a Land-Locked Nation

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Events | 1 comment

Against All Odds, the World’s Highest Sailing Competition Just Took Place in a Land-Locked Nation

Albert Einstein wrote ‘If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it’. For most sailors, the concept of holding a sailing regatta at high altitude in one of the most remote and land-locked locations in the world might seem totally crazy. But this is what the team that conceived of the ‘Roof of the World’ Regatta set out to achieve in September 2014 – a regatta like no other… Lake Karakul Lake Karakul (‘Black Lake’) lies at an altitude of just under 4000m in the Tajik Pamirs and, being approximately 380 km2...

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Guidebook reviews: Bradt Tajikistan & Uzbekistan vs. Lonely Planet Central Asia vs. Far Flung Places’ Turkmenistan

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in review | 0 comments

Guidebook reviews: Bradt Tajikistan & Uzbekistan vs. Lonely Planet Central Asia vs. Far Flung Places’ Turkmenistan

Guidebook reviews of 4 new books: Far flung places' Turkmenistan, Bradt Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Lonely Planet Central Asia 2014.

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Ski Touring in Karakol

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Trip reports | 0 comments

Ski Touring in Karakol

Ski touring is on the rise in Kyrgyzstan. All you need to do, is get in touch with the right people.

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Yes, Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is as thrilling as it sounds

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Trip reports | 0 comments

Yes, Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is as thrilling as it sounds

Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is the ultimate adventure for pioneering freeriders with a passion for powder.

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Cycling from Dunhuang to Kashgar: Paranoia and Wind

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Trip reports | 0 comments

Cycling from Dunhuang to Kashgar: Paranoia and Wind

Reporting from a 12-day, 1400km cycle ride through the Taklamakan from Dunhuang to Kashgar filled with state paranoia, heat and wind, and encounters of all kinds.

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A Long, Hard Look at Beyneu

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Places | 0 comments

A Long, Hard Look at Beyneu

Adam Riches guides us as he discovers the town of Beyneu, Kazakhstan, and its many wonders.

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Driving Altai’s Austrian road: Katon Karagai, Lake Markakol and Ak Kum

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Trip reports | 2 comments

Driving Altai’s Austrian road: Katon Karagai, Lake Markakol and Ak Kum

The Austrian Road: a legendary track connecting some of the most beautiful sights in the Kazakh Altai.

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In Ashgabat, Shopping = Bazaar-Hopping

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Travel tips | 0 comments

In Ashgabat, Shopping = Bazaar-Hopping

Ashgabat has a lot to love for the serious, bargain-hunting shopper. You can buy babydoll lingerie, furnish a house, entertain a toddler, and satisfy your taste buds with local food fare all in one spot.

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Trekking in Tajikistan: Guidebook review

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in review | 4 comments

Trekking in Tajikistan: Guidebook review

The first guidebook dedicated to trekking in Tajikistan is out, and it only costs 6€. Read our review here.

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Bishkek’s Independence Day Celebrations: Ulak Tartysh, the Art of Dead Goat Grabbing

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Trip reports | 0 comments

Bishkek’s Independence Day Celebrations: Ulak Tartysh, the Art of Dead Goat Grabbing

The sound of car horns rising with the heat of the day, preparations for Independence Day celebrations in Bishkek were well underway

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