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Downtown Arslanbob

Arslanbob: mountain village in Kyrgyzstan

I made it to Osh a few days earlier than I expected. My flight isn’t for another couple of days and Osh is not that exciting to just hang out there. Talking to other travelers and consulting the guidebook, I decided to drive up to Arslandbob, about four hours from...

More sheep

Exploring Osh’s bazaars

After several days of long driving I was ready to just take it easy in Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city for a day or two. The drives from Dushanbe to Khorog, Khorog to Murghab and Murghab to Osh were all really special but I was done sitting in the car all...

View from Karakul back towards the mountains

The last stretch on the Pamir Highway: Murghab to Osh

Going into the M41 Pamir Highway, I knew it would be a lot of driving. Murghab to Osh would be the last stretch and I was was looking forward to a last, long day on the road. The scenery from Khorog to Murghab was great and I heard to Osh it...

Gunt River

A day in Khorog – capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

After a tough day of traveling, I was looking forward to relaxing in beautiful Khorog. It is situated in a picturesque valley with a river flowing through it, just a few kilometers from the border with Afghanistan. Khorog is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in eastern Tajikistan. While...

Panj river

The 12 hours drive from Dushanbe to Khorog

So with the plan to fly to Khorogh not happening, I mentally prepared myself for a veeery long drive to Khorogh, capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan. My AirBnB host (who was from the region) suggested I’d be at the shared taxi stand at 8am. Knowing that it...

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Three reasons why you should visit Uzbekistan soon

Don’t worry, I won’t start with click-bait-y blog titles. I can warmly recommend a visit to Uzbekistan as soon as possible. Three reasons why I think you should visit rather sooner than later: 1. It is really cheap right now. The government fixes the exchange rate of the Uzebkistani Som...

USD200 in Uzebkistani Som

The currency exchange market in Uzbekistan

Officially, one US Dollar is worth 2’900 Uzbekistani Som. Inofficially currently around 6’400 Som. There are various reasons for it and I recommend reading some articles on the topic of you are interested. But basically the government doesn’t let the currency free-float which causes the official exchange rate to be...

... the world's second tallest free-standing flag pole in the world (thanks, Saudi Arabia for taking the record)

A day in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital

After a long day of traveling, I was finally in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan. I rented a place through AirBnB. It turned out to be an apartment in a very central location in a Soviet-era building. Great experience for a two night stay. My first impression of Dushanbe was positive....

Samarkand to Sariosiyo

From Samarkand to Dushanbe/Tajikistan

After six days of Uzbekistan, looking at countless medresses and eating too much schaschlik and somsas, I was ready to move on to Tajikistan. Uzbekistan was great and now is the time to visit. I’ll have a post soon on why I think you should better go soon. While the...