Trans-Siberian Railyway

My Trans Siberian Railway Experience; 6 Crazy True Stories

My Trans Siberian Railway Experience; 6 Crazy True Stories Unless you’re armed with a mountain of organized paperwork (unlikely for me) Russia only grants 30-day visas. Considering the train itself takes about 7 solid days, it doesn’t...
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How many countries in Asia?

How many countries in Asia?

How many countries in Asia? Technically speaking, there are 47 countries in Asia (50 if you include Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia ‘Asian‘, and not ‘European‘ – which I don’t). It depends on what you ca...
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What to See in Almaty, Kazakhstan

I had planned to dip in to Kazakhstan, visit Astana in the north, near the Russian border and then nip back to Russia a couple of days later. But after telling people I was coming to Kazakshtan, the (very) few people who had ever been here...
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hiking in kazakhstan

Hiking in Almaty, Kazakhstan

I’m still kicking around Kazakhstan and it’s still awesome! I’m in South Eastern Kazakhstan, in the former capital of Almaty. It’s one of the nicest cities I’ve ever visited and along with Beirut it’s certainly one of the cities that has su...
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