Egypt

Egypt: Cairo and Dahab

21st November 2016

I flew into Egypt from Turkey, saw the pyramids of Giza and then had some time to see more of Egypt before heading somewhere else.  The original plan was to head south through Egypt. I loved Cairo so much and ended up spending a week there and instead heading east towards Jordan. Cairo Cairo is one …

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Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza and Saqqarah

17th November 2016

My original plans were to fly into Egypt, travel south then go somewhere else. I realized that I know nothing about Egyptian history so going to all the historic sites is wasted on me. Instead I decided to see Cairo then head east. Cairo is my kind of place; its busy, it’s loud, it’s crazy. There’s supposed …

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Turkey

A week in Istanbul, Turkey

8th November 2016

After a few weeks in Central Asia, it was about to get really cold. A plane ticket to Turkey cost less than a load of warm clothes so Turkey was the next destination. Istanbul has a lot of history and it is famous for kebabs. I was ready for a week of eating a lot of meat, drinking tea and seeing …

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Kyrgyzstan

Photos from Kyrgyzstan

2nd November 2016

I didn’t get up to much in Kyrgyzstan and only stayed in Bishkek taking photos. There’s a lot of soviet architecture around the city, meat markets other weird places.

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Kyrgyzstan

Someone tried to rob me in Kyrgyzstan

26th October 2016

Early Saturday I took a marshrutka (same thing as a minibus) from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The marshrutka cost about £3.50 for a 5 hour journey to a different county which is so cheap. Getting to Kyrgyzstan It took about 4 hours through the countryside staring out the window at the same landscape before getting to the …

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Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan is cold

23rd October 2016

Recently, I had travelled from Georgia to Baku, Azerbaijan. One day in Baku was enough and I decided to head out to somewhere more interesting. Almaty I booked a next day flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Flights to western Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan were cheaper but Almaty was the best option. Uzbekistan requires a visa and it …

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Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijans fake city

16th October 2016

After waiting a week for my Azerbaijan visa, it was just an overnight train from Tbilisi to Baku. I try not to talk bad about a country but this weekend was a disaster. Train from Tbilisi to Baku From Tbilisi main train station it’s a 14 hour train to Baku and for about £20 in …

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Georgia

Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe cave city

14th October 2016

I’m staying in a hostel that also does tours around Georgia. I decided on a tour to a few places north west of Tbilisi and it turned out to be an awesome day. Mtsheta, an old city just outside of Tbilisi, Gori the home town of Stalin and then Uplistsikhe. Mtskheta and Jvari Our tour headed out …

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Georgia

Georgia the country not Georgia the US state

11th October 2016

USA has a state called Georgia and I will go there one day but first I wanted to see the Georgia the country. It was just a few hours on a bus through the mountains from Yerevan, Armenia so I headed there one afternoon after checking out of my hostel in Yerevan. The Journey Bus journeys are straight …

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Armenia

Armenia and the Caucasus Mountains

9th October 2016

I flew out of Kiev, left Europe behind and headed to Armenia. It was cheaper to fly to Georgia but I wanted to see Armenia. You cannot cross into Azerbaijan from Armenia so I just decided to start off in Armenia. Yerevan’s best hostel seems to be Envoy hostels and includes free breakfast which I made the …

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Ukraine

A Weekend in Kiev

7th October 2016

Kiev is a city i’ve always wanted to see and a lot of people traveling Europe seem to love the city. Soon I will be leaving Europe and my last stop was Kiev. I arrived into the train station at 2am and headed to the hostel. The taxi driver had an old BMW and was showing …

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Ukraine

I love Ukraine

2nd October 2016

Ukraine is a milestone country for me at number 40. I was hoping Ukraine would be nice and Odessa turned out to be a good city to arrive into. Odessa seems like a cool little European city. You hear about Ukraine not being safe and recently there’s been conflict in the east but Odessa was fine. I …

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