Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 4): Kazakhstan – a walk in the Valley of the Castles

Isolated, seldom visited, no crowds…. perfect. Qazaqstan qoş keldiñiz. Welcome back to Kazakhstan!Day 6 of this Central Asia journey took us back into Kazakhstan but this time into the south–eastern corner where the stunning Charyn Canyon is located. First, we had to do a land border crossing on foot. It was my first ever experience…… Continue reading Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 4): Kazakhstan – a walk in the Valley of the Castles

Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 3): Kyrgyzstan – A dynamic landscape

Red sandstone formations in the Jeti-Oguz region My trip in Kyrgyzstan (kihr-giz-stan) was just full of highlights, as you saw in Part 2. This time, I’ll focus on my last two days as we head down the Tian Shan Mountains closer to the Kazakh border. Wildlife As we said bye to Song-Kol and headed back…… Continue reading Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 3): Kyrgyzstan – A dynamic landscape

Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 2): Kyrgyzstan – The Switzerland of Central Asia

Salam!It’s time to continue my epic Central Asian journey with a visit to the second “K-Stan”; Kyrgyzstan. Have you heard of this one? Know how to pronounce it? Kyrgyzstan (Kir-giz-stan) is filled with every landscape you could want – snow-capped mountains, rivers, deserts, valleys, rock formations and greenery! If you love huge meals, friendly locals…… Continue reading Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 2): Kyrgyzstan – The Switzerland of Central Asia