(This post wasnt published due to poor wifi, it fits in sequencially between ‘Visa fun’ and ‘Bishkek to the border’) I gave myself a lie in until 0800 and then walked a few blocks to one of the main roads to catch a bus which would take me to the long distance bus terminal. I … More Kyrgyzstan hospitality
Having failed to get an Uzbekistan visa in the UK my sole goal today was to get one today, or at least apply for one. I had read to get there early because there is a sheet where you write your name down and get served in order. My alarm went off at 0630 and … More Visa fun..
Having boarded at 2000 the night before it was not then greatest nights sleep I have ever had but it was better than expected as I did have a bed, albeit the top bunk. I was woken in the morning around 0600 with a few people crashing around and I dozed for the next couple … More Train ride across the Kazakh Steppe – Astana to Almaty
Again today started very early with my plane landing at 0315 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Having filled in a landing card on the plane I only needed to describe my itinerary and where I was staying and I was stamped into Kazakhstan, my 67th country. With no luggage to pick up I went via the information … More Friendly Kazakhstan
I caught train from Central London to Heathrow and briefly enjoyed an empty departures lounge (our flight was the second last of the day) before boarding and the wheels were up by 2310. I managed to go to sleep but the flight was only 3 hours so I was awake about an hour after falling … More Ukrainian layover
We arrived, after 12 hours on the bus, at just before 0900 and caught a taxi to the same hostel we had stayed at last time we were in Cairo, the staff even recognised us. We were assigned the room next to our previous one and after sorting out our things I went and enquired … More Winding down in Cairo
(PHOTOS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO MY PREVIOUS 3 POSTS) Having arrived in Aswan late last night we were up again at 0300 to leaves at 0315 to drive to Abu Simbel which was a few hours drive south, nearly on the Sudanese border. Most the journey for both of us was spent asleep as … More Abu Simbel