16 Favourite New Destinations of 2016

In 2016, I visited 24 countries of which 16 were new ones. 2016 has been a most exciting travel year and I’ve experienced a lot and ticked several things off my bucket list. I’ve continued my explorations of Europe, visited my beloved Faroe Islands twice and spent 3½ months travelling through new regions of Asia. To celebrate the great travel year of 2016, I’ve put…

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…

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 Karakul Lake to Murghab

After going for a morning stroll in the small village of Karakul with one last look at the half-frozen lake, it was time to get on the road once again and head towards Murghab, the biggest town in the eastern part of the GBAO. The ride took only 2 hours and offered beautiful views throughout. On the drive, we saw a sign that told us…

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…