Tag Archives: Silk Road

  1. Another Brick in the (Great) Wall


    May 29, 2014 by gardiner12

    They say that fortune favours the brave. Clearly my recent endeavours have been lacking in valour, because conditions upon leaving …
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  2. Champagne Turpan-ova


    May 18, 2014 by gardiner12

    If it weren’t for the throat-burning pollution and swirling dust, Urumqi would be a remarkably pleasant Chinese city. Even so, …
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  3. Baby Steppes


    May 11, 2014 by gardiner12

    As it turns out, the transition from contented normality to perpetual two-wheeled nomadism is not an easy one. After several …
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  4. A Wales of a Time


    April 28, 2014 by loscobos12

    Having nobly given up cycle-touring for Lent, Maundy Thursday arrived, and Andrew and Rob prepared to celebrate Christ’s suffering at …
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  5. Trundle in the Jungle


    October 24, 2013 by gardiner12

    Varanasi to Mumbai is a mammoth 27 hour train journey. Fortunately, I had company in the form of an Israeli …
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  6. Better Than Uzbekted


    July 12, 2013 by gardiner12

    With us all returned to full(ish) fitness, we have finally managed to escape the gilded cage of Nukus. Leaving was …
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  7. I have not told…

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    January 6, 2013 by gardiner12

    “I have not told half of what I saw.” – The words of a dying Marco Polo, 1324

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