As you all know, a big part of the Silk Roadistan tour was the big bad Trans-Mongolian railway journey. Before you ask: Yes, it was awesome. I plan to blog thoroughly about the trip in detail, but just to get you caught up, here is the atypical Trans-Mongolian railway route.
This photo doesn’t depict the actual chaos that I felt on the streets of Kashgar (it doesn’t show the hundred silent scooters on the sidewalk), but it does highlight my slightly orange hair and my Travel Massive shirt quite well. Ever been to Kashgar?… Read more
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.
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.
Western China is a difficult place to travel if you don't know Chinese... or Uyghur. Either way, it's all super foreign and we have some hilarious adventures because of it. Read on to discover a few of our most recent!