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 ‘Turkmenistan’

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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9 Mar 2013

Turkmenistan – A three day challenge

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A tourist visa for Turkmenistan is hard to come by so most travellers opt for a transit visa.  The transit visa usually allows 5 days travel across the country to get from Iran to Uzbekistan – about 500km.  Bike travel blogs across the internet warn of awful roads, fearsome headwinds and a guaranteed flight back home – deported at your…

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