Monthly Archives: August 2019

2019 Tajikistan (July 8 – 14)

As I began preparing my 9-month tour of Asia and the Middle East, I decided to work in a second visit to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to see the cities I missed in 2017 along the Old Silk Road.  Since Hussain … Continue reading

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5 Stan/Caucus tour: Uzbekistan, October 11, 2017 & Tajikistan, October 12, 2017, October 13 – 14, 2017

Part 1: Uzbekistan, October 11, 2017 The group tour left Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by plane on the morning of October 11 and was met by our Uzbeki tour guide at the Tashkent airport. The first thing I always do as soon … Continue reading

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5 Stan/Caucus tour: Almaty, Kazakhstan & Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2017 & 2019

Part 1: Almaty, Kazakhstan (October 4 -9 & October 14-18 of 2017; July 4-8 of 2019 ) Mountains above Almaty I have visited Almaty twice by plan and once by necessity.  My first visit to Almaty was for a few … Continue reading

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Last stop of China: Xi’an (July 3 -4)

I finished the China portion of my nine-month 36 country adventure in Xi’an because I wanted to try again to see the Terracotta Warriors.  I had also finished the China portion of a Silk Road trip I had taken in … Continue reading

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6 Days in Tibet (June 14 – 19)

Tibet and Nepal have been on my bucket list for over 30 years and this year I will finally visit both.  I spent 6 days in Tibet in June and will spend 16 days in Nepal in the Fall.  My … Continue reading

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