Held hostage (kinda) in Nomadic country in Kazakhstan

Held hostage by Kazakh locals….. From the low lands of Almaty in Kazakhstan I headed to Esik and rode up to the top of a 2600m high Mountain range. Admittedly was mostly pushing my bike up steep gravel tracks, sometimes so steep I would slide back down and my loaded bike would fall to the…

Why did I come here?

It was 9:30pm at night and I found myself in a town with no where to sleep. I had been driven to come here but I could not work out why. An hour earlier I had found a camping spot, admittedly it was next to a cemetery, but I’ve always thought ‘you’re not a real…

Vegan cooking in Kazakhstan

OMG I did it! I created a freaken Vegan Masterpiece from scratch in Kazakhstan (home of meat based Nomadic tribes of meat, potatoes, meat, rice, meat, bread, and did I say meat?) It took me a night of preparing and then the whole morning until we ate at 1:30pm. My god! It was really lovely…