East Nepal

East Nepal

It’s with a heightened sense of excitement, expectation and fear that I finally leave Kathmandu. Later than I had ‘planned’ has become the norm and I should therefore be adding on VAT (value added time) to any decisions I make. Logistical issues surrounding finance (…)

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Vicarious adventuring?!

Vicarious adventuring?!

  Dare I mention the dread ‘C’ word?! Is NYE any better?! After all, I am so far away from the socio-cultural signs that indicate this time of year to me that I have only just realised the date and am in shock that I am still getting the required amount of vitamin D! So […]

Views of Osh, Kyrgyzstan

My photographic impressions of Osh city, the largest residential area outside Bishkek (the capital) in Kyrgyzstan. The city is situated in the south of Kyrgyzstan, in the Fergana Valley and close to borders with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  It is home to various different ethnic groups including Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Russians, Turks, Tatars and other nationalities.  The […]

Summer in Kyrgystan … the land of milk and honey (part 1)

Imagine lush meadows of flowers stretching as far as the eye can see, hues as multiple as the stars in the clear night sky and fat honey bees lazily floating on the warm breezes, producing honey equally as varied in clarity, flavour and colour.  Snow topped mountains giving rise to clear streams then wider rivers. […]