Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

Ecofest

We somehow found ourselves at a three day ‘eco’ festival just outside Almaty on our way out of town. Not so much eco, more of a spiritual gathering with music, yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, giving us a chance to relax and unwind in good company.

Plan B

To get around Uzbekistan we decide to catch a train to Almaty where we are kindly hosted by the Makievski family, who show us the sights and feed us a ridiculous amount of delicious local food. We’ll then head south through Kyrgyzstan, picking up our Chinese visas en route.

Mercuri-I

The lights on the horizon grow brighter as we creep towards land, the next stage of our journey. Mercuri I creaks and groans as her anchors are unwound and lowered to the seabed. Coming to a halt, her bow swings round bringing in to view the cluster of ships waiting to dock, their lights piercing…