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Cycling Central Asia – The Film

Sweaty, itchy beards. Pounding 45°C desert heat. Lung-implodingly high mountain passes. Cows in lime-green Ladas. More friendly kids than an extremely enthusiastic baseball coach could high-five in the busiest of baseball seasons, and so much more vodka than even the most serious Russian alcoholic could ever dream of consuming. Months of adventure whittled down to [...]

Khorog, Tajikistan – A Short Film

Khorog, Tajikistan Once upon a time a few months ago… Here’s five minutes of footage we filmed during our two days of confinement to our hostel in Khorog. It was quite unnerving re-watching and listening to all the recordings… I’m not sure ‘enjoy’ is the right word, but have a watch when you’ve got time. [...]

Tajikistan… Last of the Pamir tourists

Sardines, vodka and AK-47s. With the comforting burn of vodka coursing through my body (and a little bit dribbling through my beard) I was shoved out of the way as the soldier reached underneith the pillow on the bed we were sitting on, and, laughing, pulled out his AK-47. He handed it over to us [...]

Getting caught up in Civil War, but don’t worry, we’re OK!

“The good news is that today Tajikistan is safe, stable and scenically spectacular.” Lonely Planet, July 2007 Armed helicopter passes over the hostel just before unleashing heavy gunfire into the surrounding mountains. Press play to listen to a short section of the recording we made of the gunfire throughout and surrounding the town of Khorog. [...]

Four on Eight Wheels becomes Six on Twelve!!

So two continued to be four as we crossed over another border into Uzbekistan. Stopping at a hospital for lunch (as you do) within an hour of being in the country we found the Uzbeks to be a very friendly and helpful bunch. They were keen to aid Pete with a new look in Bukhara, [...]