Bishkek to Toktogul: in at the deep end

I had originally planned to leave Bishkek on 2 June, this was curtailed by my falling sick almost as soon as I’d written a post saying I was planning on heading off.  Thankfully after spending the next day in bed instead of riding towards China I was ready to depart, better late than never.  Meka…

Bangkok to Bishkek

Arriving in Bangkok I knew I would have a week before I took my flight back to Central Asia and Bishkek.  I had a list of a few things that I wanted to get done before I left. This included getting my bike fully serviced and boxed and buying a new kindle.  Other than that…

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…