Off to Uzbekistan

​I woke reasonably early but took my time getting ready, my explorations in the morning took me in search of the all allusive postcard, having not seen a single one on my travels in Central Asia so far I wasn’t holding my breath. I looked in all the likely shops including a large supermarket, my … More Off to Uzbekistan

Bishkek and back 

​To stay in Kazakhstan 5 or more days you have to register although its not the easiest solution as the registration office is only open limited hours on limited days, of is meant to be free but travellers often get charged a “registration” fee. Too avoid queuing and potentially not being able to register I … More Bishkek and back 

Almaty again

​I arrived back at Almaty bus station at 0530 and after establishing that there were very few busses at this hour I decided to walk back into the centre. Other than stretching my legs properly for the first time in hours I was also fortunate enough to watch the sunrise whilst on my hour and … More Almaty again

6 busses in a day

​From the Kyrgy/Kazakh border it took around 5 hours to get to Shymkent, a large town in SE Kazakhstan (bus 1), I then searched around and quickly found a bus heading to Turkistan (2), about 3 hours north.  There I was hoping to find some more impressive architecture, this time of a more historical nature.  … More 6 busses in a day