Category Archives: Kawasaki KLR650

Riding on in Bulgaria

After four months escaping the European winter and resting my butt, it was time to get it back on the bike. Armed with a gigantic suitcase full of parts, I made my way from Portland to New York to Moscow … Continue reading

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Riding through NW India to the highest roads in the world

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Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean & Turquoise Coast photography

Turkey’s Mediterranean coast was spectacular. Long stretching and small cove beaches next to the clear jade sea are backed by rugged forest-covered limestone slopes, which become the Taurus Mountains. Pomegranates and oranges grow abundantly everywhere. Delicious mediterranean cuisine and multicolored

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Photography through Turkey, from Black Sea to Cappadocia

Riding into Turkey from Georgia is gorgeous. Along the flat blue water, green hills head inland and become snow-capped mountains. Tiny harbors filled with fishing boats pop up along the coast in each small town.

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Wine harvest in colorful Georgia & staying with Armenian family/assisting the mafia

Since beginning all this, Georgia and the Caucasus were one of the places I looked forward to the most. I’d heard nothing but good things and its an area I’d never been to, unlike many of the other countries. It … Continue reading

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Crossing the Caspian Sea on train car ferry to Azerbaijan & life on the boat

Getting across the Caspian Sea from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan was basically the final big hurdle between Europe and me. Theres many ferry horror stories online about people being stuck for weeks and corrupt workers gouging them in the wallet. It … Continue reading

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Domesticated in Dushanbe by visa trouble for 3 weeks

After an incredible time exploring the Pamirs, it was time to get a taste of city life. I was in need of my Uzbekistan visa so I could continue west, and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, has an Uzbek … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Best of Wakhan Valley along Afghan Border & driving a tank

One of the wildest and most remote landscapes in the world is located along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. The 210 km long Wakhan Valley splits the Pamir Mountains from the Hindu Kush. The name comes from the people who live in … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Exploring Pamir Highway “Roof of the World”, Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes

The “Roof of the World” has been used to describe the mountainous high altitude interior of Asia, but the term was first applied to the Pamirs. In the 19th century, a British explorer wrote that it was a “native expression” … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Pamir Highway over worlds second highest international border to turquoise Karakul Lake

Heading south from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the Pamir Highway begins and leads south towards the Tajikistan border. Slowly, from the low elevation, the route begins to make it’s way up into the Pamir Mountains. The landscape is beautiful and the twisty … Continue reading

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