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Bicycle touring in Uzbekistan

Leaving Samarqand, cycling south with mixed emotions

By | 18th September, 2014|Categories: Eastern Uzbekistan, Heat and desert, High mountains, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Western Tajikistan|Tags: , , |

It is hard leaving a place where you feel comfortable en where you are understood by others. So leaving Samarqand was difficult and this was not made easier by a stomach bug that was traveling around. We were cycling south with mixed emotions because it was hard to say goodbye but we were also looking very much [...]

The road to Samarqand

By | 9th September, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Eastern Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan|Tags: , , , , |

Traveling through Uzbekistan you can definitely feel the centuries old heritage of the trade along the silk road. The cities Bukhara and Samarqand are majestic and like from a storybook. The countryside is very different though and the people are a new dimension all together, please enjoy our story of the road to Samarqand. You can find [...]

Cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan

By | 1st September, 2014|Categories: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|Tags: , , , , , |

Is it possible to cross Turkmenistan in 5 days? Yes and we as many others had no choice. So this is how our cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan went. In short cycling in strong head wind and extreme heat, eating and sleeping only to repeat this for 5 days from Sarakhs to Farap :) [...]