Kyrgyz Karakol Mountains solo hiking adventure

As I lumbered my way along the dusty road towards the towering Mountains north of Karakol, Kyrgyzstan I queried what on earth was doing. I’d chosen an isolating and unfrequented track to climb up and over a 4000m mountain pass, the Archa Tor. This track from Kyzyl Suu to Jeti Oguz is an unpopular route:…

Be careful who you surround yourself with

Be careful – choose carefully – who you surround yourself with. What other people think and believe will also come true for you, for better or for worse. Story time: I arrived at a Hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and was happy to be greeted by another fellow cyclist. He groaned about the horrible ride in…