New Vlog – Khujand, Panjakent and the Seven Lakes in Tajikistan

Hi all the NEW VLOG is up, continuing on from the last one showing you my experiences from the amazing Tajikistan. From Iskanderkul along the highway to Khujand, then back on the road to Panjakent and also into the mountains to hike the Seven Lakes. 10 minutes this time, take a look and please comment! …

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The Perfect Place to Stay on the Silk Road – Jahongir Bed and Breakfast, Samarkand

Samarkand is the ultimate in spots on the Silk Road. It’s Registan is incredible, there are a raft of other amazing historic sites, it’s positioned somewhere ‘in the middle’ – it’s only a short ride to the border with Tajikistan, it has fast train connections to the capital Tashkent and to Bukhara, in short if …

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From Around the Web – Flying into Bhutan

Hi all. An occasional post I'm planning on bringing you - little bits and bobs from around the web which I found interesting. Today, Youtuber Sam Chui's video flying into Paro, Bhutan. It's an amazing approach around the through the mountains. My jaw dropped to the ground when I watched this, so please do, and …

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26 Photos of Ashgabat to BLOW your mind!

Hi all. Today I've pulled out some (26 in fact) photos I took in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, last year. You'll see statues of Turkmenbashi, the enigmatic leader who became President after independence, there's also the mosque he named after himself and indeed a giant stone statue of the book he wrote about Turkmen …

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Australia’s Crazy Weather! – a Bushfire Update

Hi all. I thought it was only fitting that after my post a few weeks ago about the devastating bushfires that I post some sort of update. The weather, especially in New South Wales has turned a full 180 degrees, which is mostly good news. In as much as bushfires aren’t really threatening anywhere right …

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Camping Out at the Burning Darvaza Gas Crater

This world is full of many a strange mystery. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, the Salt Plains in Bolivia, caves, ancient ruins, but one of Central Asia’s main mysteries was formed by accident when drilling and looking for natural gas, which is actually quite abundant in the region and brings in the money for the …

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What are Hotel Stays like in Turkmenistan?

Howdy all. I thought I would roll the two hotels I stayed at whilst in Turkmenistan into one post today. Because I thought it would make a more interesting post and give a small insight into travel in Turkmenistan, where you have little choice but to go on a tour where you are transported around …

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Tasting Melbourne – Valentine’s Dinner at Vanilla Lounge

Howdy all! Hope you're well wherever you are and welcome to another week on the old blog! Yes, another Valentine's day has passed us by and the year is moving along quickly. Did you do anything special for Valentine's day? I was working on Friday, the 14th, so we went out for dinner on the …

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