In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

Cycling in ‘Tajikistan’

21 May 2013

Practical concerns on the Pamir Highway

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I cycled the Pamir Highway in the middle of April 2013. This article is concerned mainly with the road from Khorog to Osh although I do make some reference to the valleys along the Afghan border, including the detour through Ishkashim. Research is key, fitness is important and luck will play a large part in whether you have a good…

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14 May 2013

Eating my way through Central Asia

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As a cyclist, getting enough to eat in Central Asia presents a major challenge. I’ve harked on and on about this in previous posts and so its about time I presented a bit more information about the different dishes found in this part of the world. Using a highly simplistic and unsatisfactory out-of-ten scoring system, I have tried to rank…

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19 Apr 2013

‘Ride of a Lifetime’

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Solo, weaving steady through steep and curving valleys, crawling breathless up snowy mountain passes, pedalling one of the highest plateaus in the world and zooming weary down the other side … here’s my take on the Pamir Highway, a road widely-touted as the cyclist’s ‘ride of a lifetime’. Officially it starts in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan and city of the…

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5 Apr 2013

Tajikistan: Photo Update

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Sorry for the lack of words.