Guest post alert: One Sunday in March of this year, I was able to ride a wave of oversold flights, getting bumped from flight after flight, in the end collecting $1200 in free travel vouchers from Delta Airlines. This story is about that day, my biggest windfall to date.
Instead of flying from Kyrgyzstan to China towards the end of May, Pat and I thought we’d try a more adventurous path of crossing borders: the Torugart Pass. We could have saved about 8 hours by flying, but this was just more exciting.
If you're a lucky traveler heading over to Central Asia -- Kyrgyzstan in particular -- you might want to read this review of a hostel in Bishkek. Rodem House has several options for travelers in a clean environment and good location.
For the past few days, I have enjoyed walking the streets of Tomsk, Russia. The wooden lace architecture fills them with both colour and a feeling of rustic beauty — and some with a worry of whether or not the building is about to fall onto itself at any moment!
I don’t think I know anyone that couldn’t benefit from having a set of their own business cards, even if it is just a way to drop an email address or link to a Facebook page. I have a little contest for you where you can win a set of your very own business cards, courtesy of Uprinting.com!
After TBU, I felt refreshed. The travel blogging industry is definitely coming around. Important issues were being brought up to people that will listen, and bloggers making leeway into this new field were there to reveal some of their best secrets.
I get this question a lot, and it is not the easiest to answer… because Kyrgyzstan is a different place. You don’t really go there to see a huge, popular monument, and you don’t go to walk around all day in a famous museum.