Podcast #008: Uzbekistan

Welcome to Episode 8 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode is…

Tiraspol: Support Your Local Sheriff

“I’m the urban spaceman baby, here comes the twist: I don’t exist”. I have been told…

Podcast #006: The Great Outdoors

Welcome to Episode 6 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This time I’m…

The Other Dead Sea

The Aral Sea shoreline. It’s pretty cold; I’m even wearing socks. The sky above, coupled with…

Song Kol

Song-Kol Lake, complete with stony beach. Yes I did throw stones into it, because I’m a…

Introspective: Why people don’t travel with me

As I type this, I’ve just spent two days in Minsk, travelling with my friend Ali.…

Barefoot in Chisinau

I mentioned in my everyday blog that I’d ended up having to walk the streets of…

Soviet Trains

It’s a slightly different experience, travelling by train in and around the former USSR, as compared…