Turkmenistan or Afghanistan?!

Now, there’s a question that’s very rarely asked! I’m musing about my Central Asian journey, Having now obtained my visa for Uzbekistan, I’m plotting my onward journey, which will hopefully incorporate around 2-3 weeks in Iran. However to get from Uzbekistan to Iran requires going overland through either Turkmenistan or …

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Last day of normality

So, today is the last day I’ve got in my normal life, before I start my world trip. Over the last few days, I’ve felt weirdly ‘flat’, like I’ve been living in someone else’s dream, or like I’m dosed out on some kind of mood suppressant. It’s been really weird. …

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Waiting for the Civil War

My plan for the round-the-world trip is to start on 30 April, flying into Bucharest. That’s not the tricky bit. After passing through Moldova (and Transnistria) I intend to spend a few days in Ukraine – I’ve got a 2-day tour of Chernobyl booked in for 9 May, which will …

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