My Worst Travel Moments of 2016

2016 has been a year of many beautiful and memorable moments, the best of which I put together in a list in the previous post. But all good times come with bad times, and even though they aren’t what fill the pages of this blog too often, they happen to me too – this year more than ever. A lot of things that I never…

My Best Travel Moments of 2016

I love this time of year. It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and remember all of the good times. This year, I’ve visited 24 countries and in every one of them, I’ve had beautiful and memorable moments. But some of those moments stand out more than others – they are the moments that I think back on with a huge smile…

Khorog to Dushanbe: An Epic Flight through the Pamir Mountains

After three days of driving along the Pamir Highway, a few days in Khorog and then a little detour to Afghanistan, it was finally time to head to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, or as we would say; back to civilization. After several days without wifi, showers and variety of foods, we were both excited to be going to a big city again. Although I…

Photo Diary: Faces of Afghanistan

Beautiful people are all over the world. But no country has as many of them as Afghanistan. Not only are the people there beautiful on the inside, they are also stunning on the outside. Green eyes are generally quite rare, especially in combination with dark skin, which is my favourite combination, but not in Afghanistan. Everywhere we went, we saw everything from young girls with…

How to Travel Safely to Afghanistan from Tajikistan

Afghanistan is not your typical backpacker destination. Especially not nowadays, as the country is an active warzone. But as Steve and I found out while travelling in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan, it’s actually possible to visit Afghanistan via Tajikistan and be completely safe. I’m not usually one for posting guides on how to get to places, but since there’s not much information available…

Two Days in Sultan Eshkashim: A Taste of Afghanistan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about Afghanistan in the news – and not for good reasons. It has always been a country that I’ve sworn not to travel to, at least until the Taliban had finally been defeated. But when Steve and I heard that it was possible to travel to the only safe area in Afghanistan from the GBAO in…

The Pamir Highway: From Murghab to Khorog

It was time for the final leg of our Pamir Highway journey. To get to Khorog from Murghab, we had chosen the quick and cheap way along the actual highway as opposed to the route going through the Wakhan Valley on the border to Afghanistan that tourists usually take. We walked down to the bazaar in the center of Murghab at 7.30 and were immediately…

The Pamir Highway: From Osh to Karakul Lake

On the day that we got to Osh, we started researching about Tajikistan, as we wanted to make a move to the country the following day. We were originally going to head to Khujand, but when we read about how hard it was to travel through the Pamir Mountains in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (the GBAO) in East Tajikistan, we decided to head there first, as…