Brief guide to cycle touring in Central Asia (in winter)

Having cycled pretty much from one side of Central Asia to the other I thought I would write a post with some hopefully useful and possibly interesting information on the region.  The areas within the area I have experience of include Western Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, South Central Kazakhstan and far northern Kyrgyzstan. Sections: Sights Roads Drivers…

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Becalmed in Bishkek

I have ended up staying in Bishkek rather longer than I had expected.  Initially I thought I would be here for a couple of weeks to pick up a new Kazakh visa and an Indian one.  At the time of writing I have been here nearly three weeks and this is the longest time I…

The road to Bishkek

The first night out of Taraz, I spent in the small town of Kulan, close to the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.  I managed to find a reasonable guesthouse, which was relatively clean but a little bit more expensive than it should have been – especially given that showers were extra and had to be…