05.09.2013 - 20.10.2013
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Travelled to Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan... arriving from Incheon (South Korea) then travelled to/through; Tashkent, Fergana (Uzbekistan), Osh, Jalalabad, Arslanbob, Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Tamga, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and back home via Seoul (South Korea), Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, (Malaysia)...
A brief respite for the weary traveller on the tranquil shores of Lake Issyk Kul, where Kazakh and Russian holiday makers flock to frolic in the waters of the lake, Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan.
Changing of the Guard
At the central Ala-Too Square you can see the ritual of the 'changing of the guard' in the capital of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
City of Walls
The ancient 'Silk Road' town of Khiva is completely enclosed with these spectacular Mughul walls, Khiva, Uzbekistan.
Late afternoon on the platform at the Urgench Railway Station, Urgench, Uzbekistan.
Kolan 'Great' Mosque Dome
The Kolan 'Great' Mosque holds 12 000 worshiper's and is so grand, that in 1219 Genghis Khan thought it was the 'Palace of the Emir', Bukhara, Uzbekistan.