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Central Asia: Teenage Wasteland

“How old are you?” “I’m twenty-five, and Sasha and Danielle are twenty-four.” “Are you married?” “No.” “Will you get married soon?” “Um…probably not.” “But you’re already so old!!” It’s always the same conversation, first had at the Chinese-Kyrgyz border health inspection and repeated with each new... read more

Bits from Kyrgyzstan

We started off in Sary-Tash, which felt like doing a bit of travel back to a simpler time. After spending a couple of days in Sary-Tash with the sweetest host family (just enough time to recover from the harrowing drive from China) we headed up to Osh. It was a comfortable enough ride, especially once we shoved Sasha into the trunk (we needed our leg room!). The scenery along the way was beautiful.... read more

How to Get from Kashgar to Kyrgyzstan

When traveling from China to Kyrgyzstan you basically have two options: you can shell out $100 for the overnight bus (boring, expensive) or you take the DIY route and figure it out as you go using some combination of shared vehicles, taxis and hitchhiking.  Naturally we chose the latter. How to get from  Kashgar to Kyrgyzstan: Part 1 Go to the international bus station around 8 am.  It’s extremely... read more

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