The End of the Central Asian Adventure

As the teams relax at the Central Asia Rally after party in Bishkek, we’re sad to see that this year’s big Central Asian adventure is coming to a close. Can you see us? The Travel Scientists have a go at camoflage The official starting point was in Astrakhan in Russia, although most of the teams […]

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To Song Kul or Not to Song Kul, That is the Question!

As the Central Asia Rally draws to a close, our teams head off towards Bishkek, but before hitting the finish line, some will attempt to visit the high altitude, remote Song Kul Lake and battle bad weather and even worse roads. Who will make it and who will just head over to Bishkek? After the […]

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Yurt Blockade

After the breakdowns in Samarkand and the Pamir Mountains come the yurts. A protest blockade in Osh, Kyrgyzstan has left our teams stuck with no option of turning back, thanks to visa complications in Tajikistan. What happened next? Read on to find out.   A blockade of Yurts – local residents blocked the road Osh-Irkeshtam […]

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Car Trouble

Emma from Utter Fiatsco changing tires on the Uzbek road   When we say the Central Asia Rally is not for the weak-minded – that’s not a daring piece of marketing – we actually mean it, and if this year’s rally is anything to go by, you’ll see why.

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The Central Asia Rally – The Lowdown on 2014

June is the time of year when the crazy people come out to play, and by crazy we mean the guys who are currently racing through Central Asia on this year’s rally.

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Uzbekistan’s Cities on the Silk Road

The turquoise domes found around Uzbekistan’s madrasahs, mosques and minarets have become synonymous with the Silk Road and Central Asian civilization.

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Destination Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan might be most famous thanks to Sasha Baron-Cohen’s Borat, who was responsible for the boom in Kazakhstan’s industry in 2012, but there is more to this epic landlocked country in the heart of Central Asia.

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What to Drink in Central Asia

Kicking off the Central Asia Rally, our team from the Travel Scientists posted their latest update from the road on Facebook.

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – Are They on Your Bucket List?

As the Travel Scientists get ready to hit the starting line for the Central Asia Rally, it looks like others might be joining them in this obscure part of the world in the not-too-distant future.

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There is Something About the Aral Sea

  As ghostly ships are left to rust in the Uzbek desert, there is little sign of the Aral Sea making a comeback. Once a rich fishing port, Muynaq is now an abandoned relic left behind from one of the worst ecological disasters seen this side of the 1900s, and has become a morbidly curious […]

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Twenty Eight Feet

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat

  A man gives up his possessions to travel the world by sea. Twenty Eight Feet is a short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.’ Directed by Kevin A Fraser

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Traveling Denim

  Recording denim color fade for two years Film by Takayuki Akach, the ‘traveling denim’ is a documentary about a girl wearing denim traveled over 50 countries in two years.

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