8 Hour Layover in Istanbul (The Asian Side)

On our return from Central Asia, we had another 8 hour layover Istanbul. This time we flew into SAW, the airport on the Asian side of Istanbul and decided to use the time to explore the other side of the city.  We had checked out bags through and only had light bags so opted to … Continue reading 8 Hour Layover in Istanbul (The Asian Side)

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Social Media Lessons from The Travel Camel

While traveling the Pamir Highway, we met a group of travel bloggers led by The Travel Camel, Shane Dallas. Originally from Australia, Shane now lives in Kenya and is the founder of the weekly twitter chat #TRLT (The Road Less Traveled). He has about 8K followers on Instagram and over 54K followed on Twitter. The … Continue reading Social Media Lessons from The Travel Camel

Murghab Horse Festival: Pamir Highway Day 8

Video summary of Day 8 here. We had excellent rice porridge for breakfast then set off from Alichtur at 7. Abdi and his family came to meet us at the homestay. Today is Abdi's 34th birthday. Abdi's son Daniel sat in between the passenger and driver in the front seat and held onto Abdi's arm … Continue reading Murghab Horse Festival: Pamir Highway Day 8

Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7

Here is the video summary of Day 7. We set off from Khorog at 9. There is an Afghan Bazaar that takes place on Saturdays in Khorog. It had shut down in recent weeks due to high Taliban activity across the river but Abdi told us it was back on today. Our itinerary had us … Continue reading Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7

Ishkashim to Khorog: Pamir Highway Day 6

Here is the video summary of Day 6. In the middle of the night we were both awoken by our door getting flung open and a man entering the room. We both started screaming and the stranger promptly left. With the information about heightened Taliban activity across the river in Afghanistan fresh in our mind … Continue reading Ishkashim to Khorog: Pamir Highway Day 6

Langar to Ishkashim: Pamir Highway Day 5 

Here is the short video summary of Day 5.  We left at 6:30 to go on a hike in Langar to view the Petroglyphs. There are apparently 6,000 petroglyphs written on cliffs surrounding the town however we had heard that the view from the top of the hike was the main appeal. We realized the … Continue reading Langar to Ishkashim: Pamir Highway Day 5 

Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4

You can watch the video summary of Day 4 here.  We left Murgab with the goal of heading towards Wakhan Valley and our first glimpse of Afghanistan today. We started the day with some roadside cheese:   Enroute to Wakhan Valley we asked Abdi to make a slight detour to a town called Bash Gumbaz, … Continue reading Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4