To Turkmenistan

Bukhara,  Uzbekistan  August 5, 2019 The five day marathon begins today and I am off to Turkmenistan.  This is a country with precious little information available.  What there is comes from online forums and travellers met on the road. Word is, Internet and WiFi are not quite there yet.  I guess I will just have … More To Turkmenistan

Over the Moon

Tashkent, Uzbekistan July 22, 2019 I got it! I got it! I got it! I got it! I got it! I got it! I got it! That is the refrain playing through my head. I still cannot believe that I got this infamously difficult visa. The rumors on traveler grapevine of Tashkent having a higher … More Over the Moon

Infamous Transit Visa

Tashkent, Uzbekistan July 12, 2019 My original hare-brained scheme had been to cross from Afghanistan to Turkmenistan by land but the finicky Turkmenistan visa proved elusive. I figured Herat would be the place to do some fact-finding and had even found someone who lived in Torghundi. Yes, the border is open for Afghans and Turkmens … More Infamous Transit Visa