Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

Comparing the “stans” I visited

I spent five to six days in three of the “stans” – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Going into the trip, I knew very little about these countries and how they distinguish themselves from each other. A week certainly isn’t enough to get deep insight into these countries, however I thought...

Kalon Mosque and Minaret

My highlights in Central Asia

The thing with these overland journeys where you don’t spend much more than two nights in each place is that you get overwhelmed with impressions. You take hundreds of photos that just tend to end up as mega- or gigabytes on your hard-drive. Some people write travel diaries, I use...

The impressive Red Fort

A 12 hours layover in New Delhi

While layovers are definitely undesirable, if they are long enough they potentially allow you to visit an additional city for free. A while ago I flew on Air India from Europe via New Delhi to Singapore and had a twelve hours layover. I arrived in the morning and my connecting...

Pre-planning a trip vs. planning as you travel

On my recent trip to Central Asia, I had pre-planned very little. This was slightly unusual for me as I generally plan the majority of my travel in order to make the most of it. However for several reasons, this wasn’t the case this time; I was still hoping to...

Mosque in Murghab

My Central Asia itinerary

I thought some of you might be interested in my Central Asia itinerary as well as what I’d do differently next time, so here you go:     Looking back, I would change a few things about the itinerary. I was contemplating staying at a yurt camp in Uzbekistan between...

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...