The Bizarre Nursultan – Through My Lens

Today I am looking at it's incredible, if very 'different' capital, the renamed 'Nursultan'. Formerly known as Astana, it's been renamed after their former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has his own museum in the city. Modern Nursultan has more strange and indeed impressive buildings that I've had hot dinners. So come and see what the Kazakh capital is all about!

2019 – A Crazy Trip in the Planning Stage!

So the time has come to reveal all about the plans for the year. Sometimes I am able to contain myself and keep the plans limited, like last year to India and Sri Lanka. This year… less so! This year I have sort of thrown off the shackles and decided to get as much in …

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Future Itineraries – Returning to Central Asia!

Howdy all. Sunday’s are presently when I’m planning on giving you a few itineraries as the basis for the blog post. Today though, I am thinking out loud about where I’m hoping to go in around 12 months time, which is a trip to Europe and a ‘stop’ in Central Asia on the way. Yes, …

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A Visit to Terelj, Mongolia

Mongolia. Before going I had visions of well, steppe steppe and more steppe. Basically a flat, featureless country that was wild and yet exciting and fascinating at the same time. But that’s not the total sum of Mongolia – of course it was never going to be. From deserts to villages, the amazing Ulaan Baatar …

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Ulaan Baatar – Mongolian Capital, Surprise and Charm

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited Ulaan Baatar, or if you prefer, ‘UB’, earlier this year. Would it be this large, over bearing Soviet megastructure, would it be more Chinese in style? What I found was neither. Yes, you will see remnants of Soviet times. Mongolia may have remained on the …

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Travel Video – The Colours of Kyrgzstan

Hi all and welcome to a new week. This Monday's video reflects my time in 2011 when I visited the gorgeous country of Kyrgyzstan. From the capital Bishkek to Lake Issk-Kul and Karakol into the mountains and a special little place called Altyn Arashan. Here's a video I compiled. Thanks for stopping by, May the …

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