I visited an ancient fortress outside of Dushanbe and crashed a Tajik wedding! Click here to read about this eventful day.
I got my first taste of the mountains of Tajikistan with an overnight trip to the Fann Mountains north of Dushanbe. There, I visited the world’s prettiest lake and had a homestay with a rural family. Click here to read about this amazing place.
My first and last stop in Tajikistan was its capital Dushanbe. The city is a great introduction to the weirdness of Central Asia. Click here to read about my time.
After 6 days on the road, I finally reached the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The city has a boring reputation, but I was pleasantly surprised. Click here to read about this beautiful green city.
I embarked on an epic 2-day trek through the snow to reach Kyrgyzstan´s most famous high altitude lake. Click here to read about the journey.
I spent two days riding horses through the mountains and staying with nomads. Click here to read about this remarkable excursion.
My first destinations in Kyrgyzstan were in the far north and included the largest lake in the country. Click here to read about this difficult yet interesting first two days of the trip.
This is my first Kyrgyzstan post. Click here to read about my entry into the country.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, I had a layover in Shanghai, China and got to visit my 64th country! Click here to read about it.