In the night a lorry, on its way to the gold mine, had woken us all. It had bucketed along … Continue reading Another gorge…. another pass….
For the first few hours the following morning we rode parallel with the river and three shepherds and their dogs … Continue reading Black Marsh
While we slept the skies cleared and we awoke to a hard frost. The tent flysheets were rigid and icicles … Continue reading Teshik Kol
We crossed the brook to the homestead for a delicious breakfast of porridge, fruit and eggs. Satisfied that she had … Continue reading Sleet and snow (and no views) at 13,450 ft
We were to spend the night in a small yurt camp belonging to a berkutchu up in the mountains not … Continue reading Burkut and burkutchu.
The Karakol mosque is the only one of the original nine in Karakol to have survived the Soviet era. The … Continue reading Karakol and Przhevalsky
The Sunday Animal Market is held on the edge of Karakol and is deemed a tourist ‘must visit’, although when … Continue reading Karakol’s Sunday Animal Market