The world was grey without any visible contours of clouds, making it impossible to see where the horizon separated the earth and the sky. It was a depressing start of … Read more
Overland Travel Kazakhstan
One of the most empty countries on earth with endless plains and deserts stretching all the way to the horizon. It’s this emptiness that provides you with an overland adventure.
But if that vastness doesn’t entice you, no worries, just head for the mountains on the southeastern side and enjoy your overland travels in that part of Kazakhstan.
As the word implies, Central Asia lies in the heart of Asia. The region is surrounded by big countries among which Russia, China, and Iran. Overlanding in Central Asia entails … Read more
It took some time to figure out whether there would be a short cut to Lake Tengiz, in Central Kazakhstan. Thanks to our friend Bauerzhan from Zheshkargan, who is an … Read more
To restore or not to restore, that’s the question… Well, I think it is at Otrar, a historical site in southern Kazakhstan. The oasis lay at the junction of important … Read more
We were not sure what to think of Kazakhstan’s former capital. But then, we hadn’t seen much of it. We simply hadn’t had the time for some sightseeing in Almaty. … Read more
I have, more or less, planned an itinerary for the next two weeks or so, focused on the southeastern lakes in Kazakhstan. I give my notes to Coen with the … Read more