Old Trips and New Trips

13.08.2011 in Uncategorized

Kim and I are rapidly (maybe rabidly) packing to depart on a two week camping trip through the Great White North (Canada ‘eh!).  Today we’re on our way to Spokane (aka Spokanistan), wine tasting and Coeur D’Alene tomorrow, and then north up to Calgary, Banff,…

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Aral Sea and The Stans

16.08.2010 in Uncategorized

Waking up early and leaving our desert camp ground at Darvaza, we made for the Uzbek border, filling our fuel tanks both internal and external to full, including some extra 5 liter water bottles, as we’d heard about a gas shortage in Uzbekistan. We made…

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Salam Alaykum Turkmenistan

13.08.2010 in Uncategorized

There is a glow a few kilometers to our East. It’s an unmistakable warm orange-red glow of fire, but this fire never goes out. It’s been burning for the past 40 years or so. We are in Darvaza, Turkmenistan, camped out in the middle of…


Cruising The Caspian

11.08.2010 in Uncategorized

I’m sitting on a rusty old cargo ship on the east coast of the Caspian Sea, waiting for a spot to open up at port for us to dock, watching the sun set. After a few technical difficulties I’ve finally got the sat-modem working. We’re…

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