Banged in Bishkek

Had my first bit of real bad luck on the trip as my bicycle got clipped by a car on a day trip out of Bishkek.  The idiot who did it, clearly didn’t realise that going as fast as possible around a blind bend can lead to you losing control and ending up on the wrong…

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…