Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pamirs (September 14th – 18th)

After another cab journey which I don’t have the patience to recount, I checked into the Adventurers’ Inn in Dushanbe where they let you camp in the garden for $5. The place was heaving with other cycle tourists; some heading … Continue reading

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Boom Crunch. (September 8th – 13th)

My map of Tashkent was not detailed enough to take me onto the road I wanted to take and hostel owner was about as useful as a can of beans with no opener so I ended up having to take … Continue reading

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Tashkent (August 28th… )

Alright. So I finally found an internet café where WordPress works. The owner has a list of about 50 working proxies and I seem to have half access to WordPress at an acceptable speed. Sadly it won’t let me update … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan. The Silk Road. (August 23rd – 28th)

On the map it looked just 5km to the Uzbek border. The road wound around so much though that it was over 25 by the time I got there. I got a taste for how it must’ve been crossing the … Continue reading

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Turkmenistan (August 18th – 23rd)

The border crossing into Turkmenistan was the most drawn out yet. It took over an hour to get through with 7 full passport checks (and then a bonus check 30km later). They charged an extra $10 at one of the … Continue reading

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Iran: Final days… (August 9th – 17th)

Once I had sorted my visas in Tehran I had 9 days remaining on my Iranian visa. It was a case of best foot forward to get to the border. I thought getting a taxi out of Tehran would give … Continue reading

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Tehran (July 28th – August 9th)

So after 7 days cycling with some big distances put down plus a stop here n there, we finally arrived in Tehran. Here I would spend the next 10 or so days sorting out visas and finding my way around … Continue reading

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Damavand (August 4th – 5th)

Damavand. It’s all in the name. It sounds like a beast, and for good reason – it is a beast. The highest peak in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia, this 5671metre titan dominates the … Continue reading

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Iran: First Impressions… (July 19th – 27th)

We had been warned by the German tourer Walter that 5km or so from the Iranian border there were kids who tried attacking him with chains. We had been also been told that it was better to arrive in the … Continue reading

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