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Faces of Kyrgyzstan

By |2018-10-03T10:55:11-05:00September 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 |2018-10-02T22:17:55-05:00September 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 |2018-09-28T07:20:22-05:00September 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 |2018-09-30T08:56:57-05:00September 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 |2019-04-06T15:53:14-05:00September 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 [...]

Noratus Cemetery Must-See

By |2018-07-24T23:13:18-05:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , |

This has been on my radar screen for a long time.  I have been to Armenia every year since 2003, but somehow this historical gem was always overlooked by me until this year in 2018.  Noratus cemetery is a medieval cemetery filled with stone-carved crosses.  Noratus located on Lake Sevan is filled with over 1000 stone [...]

What You Need To Know When Visiting Abkhazia and Getting A Visa

By |2018-07-07T10:47:10-05:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , |

What You Need To Know When Visiting Abkhazia and Getting A Visa.  The UN recognizes 193 member states.  Then there is Palestine and the Vatican, which are called Observer States.  That brings you to 195.  There are other countries like Taiwan and Kosovo which seem like countries but due to global politics, are not part of [...]

Victory Day In Sukhumi Abkhazia

By |2018-06-04T07:20:06-05:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , |

Victory Day In Sukhumi Abkhazia. Maybe you have seen the images beamed to your TV sets or on the web of thousands of Russian troops and tanks parading through Red Square in Moscow every May 9th. This is Victory Day which commemorates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. This day is recognized by Russia and [...]