Monthly Archives: May 2017

Karakol to Bishkek

After a lovely night in a guesthouse in Karakol, we boarded an army truck to drive up to the Altyn Arashan Valley. The trucks had to “walk” over many rocky sections and it reminded us of our land cruiser travelling

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Shonji, Kazakstan to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

  A full day driving…but what a day of scenery.  Spectacular mountains and green valleys. We visited a mini grand canyon and although there was not time to walk down into it, it was amazing. Many herds of sheep with

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Horgas to Kazakstan

  This was our last hotel in China and although the hotel was average, the roses out the front of the hotel were beautiful. The bushes in full bloom and in every color imaginable. This was a short drive to

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Kuytun to Horgas

This was a day of scenery starting with desert and ending in magnificent mountains, lakes and snow capped peaks. I could have been mistaken that we were driving though Switzerland as it was so unexpectedly green. At one stage we

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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