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Faces of Kyrgyzstan

By |2019-07-06T14:05:38-05:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Faces Kyrgyzstan.  Kyrgyzstan is one of five Central Asian countries that was birthed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Brainstorming for a moment, I thought of some stereotypes of the ‘stans. Turkmenistan is known as the North Korea of Central Asia. Uzbekistan known for its historical Silk Road cities. Tajikistan is known for the fantastic [...]

Pamir Highway: What You Need To Know

By |2019-07-06T05:56:01-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|

Pamir Highway What You Need To Know.  The Pamir Highway offers some of the most spectacular views on the globe.  This is a remote and desolate area and is lacking in many creature comforts.  In this post, I have shared with you some things you should know to make your trip more enjoyable. I traversed the [...]

Tajikistan – 125th Country

By |2019-07-06T14:05:53-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Tajikistan – 125th Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Tajikistan is my 125th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Tajikistan became an independent nation in 1991 when the Soviet [...]

Kyrgyzstan – 124th Country

By |2019-07-06T14:06:09-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Kyrgyzstan – 124th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Kyrgyzstan is my 124th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Kyrgyzstan was born into existence when the Soviet Union [...]

World Nomad Games III In Kyrgyzstan

By |2019-07-06T14:10:28-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

World Nomad Games III In Kyrgyzstan.  Besides attempting to travel to every country in the world, I also occasionally get the opportunity to partake in some unique experiences. One of those events was the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan. Over 1,500 athletes from 66 countries participated in the third WNG. As you might imagine, spectators are [...]

Mar Pages … has completed her 100th country

By |2019-05-28T04:42:54-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Mar left her successful corporate life to focus more on travel and blogging On today’s episode, I welcome Mar Pages to Counting Countries.  I first learned about Mar when researching a trip to Djibouti several years ago and came across her blog.  I emailed her a question or two and she responded back with some advice.  [...]

Stephen Hughes … is a threat to national security

By |2019-05-28T04:42:57-05:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Stephen has traveled to 168 countries On today’s episode, I welcome Stephen Hughes to Counting Countries.  Steve and I met on the road during a visit to Iran, where we are both not allowed independent travel.  I enjoyed our time together since Steve is not shy about sharing his opinions, and I knew he would be [...]

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