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Silk Road Adventure 22 May 2013 | 07:17 pm

Visit http://blog.swbd.de/category/silk-road/ to view the story and photos of my journey through Central Asia along portions of the Silk Road – all the way from Ashgabat to Almaty through Turkmenistan...

Almaty 21 May 2013 | 07:00 pm

Today was the last day of the trip – and it was cold and rainy (basically a preparation what was waiting for us in Germany a day later). In the morning we had a short tour of the main sights … Continu...

Osh Bazaar & into Kazakhstan 20 May 2013 | 06:54 pm

Our last activity in Kyrgyzstan was a visit to Bishkek’s Osh Bazaar – before making it back to the bus and heading for the border into Kazakhstan, with Almaty as our destination for the day.

Along Issyk-Köl – back to Bishkek 19 May 2013 | 06:38 pm

Today we closed our circle around Lake Issyk-Köl – now following the road on its Southern bank … and then the road back to Bishkek – all in all a good 400 km. Already after an hour or so we … Continue...

Karakol 18 May 2013 | 10:30 pm

Back in town – after our short visit into nature – we made it for Karakol’s big sights – the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Chinese Mosque – before – after a long day – arriving at our hotel.

Jeti-Öghüz 18 May 2013 | 06:24 pm

We reached Karakol around lunchtime; after a simple lunch we continued for Jeti-Öghüz canyon to see its red stone formations and – during a short hike (that I would clearly count as a short walk) – to...

to Karakol 18 May 2013 | 03:19 pm

We continued our circle around Lake Issyk-Köl this morning, now heading East towards Karakol. On the way we had several stops to take in the landscape, get some insight into Kyrgyz burial traditions a...

Resort Time 18 May 2013 | 01:02 am

From Cholpon-Ata we continued to our hotel for the night. As it turned out, we were spending the night in a lake-side resort – complete with holiday homes, restaurant, bar and its own sand beach.

towards Lake Issyk-Köl 17 May 2013 | 11:50 pm

From Tokmok we continued to Lake Issyk-Köl, the world’s second-largest alpine lake (after Lake Titicaca). Obviously we had to get up … passing through the Ala-Too range and then along the lake front t...

Burana Tower & Tokmok 17 May 2013 | 05:37 pm

We continued from Rotfront for another nearby stop at the Burana Tower. The tower is basically – beside some stone piles around – what remains of the citadel of Balasagun. The tower seems to be the st...

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