Testing the mountains

Tashkent, 29.06.2019 Driving south, after crossing the Tian Shan mountain range, several wonderful mountain ranges lied ahead. The road quality around here varied wildly from one moment to the other, and of course the most beautiful spots were connected by the worst roads. The further up, the more remote and wild, the more difficult to …

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Belarus for beginners

Grodno 23.05.2019 Approaching the Poland-Belarus border, Belarus announces itself already 30 km into the hills of Masuria, with a bright blue dome of an orthodox church in the hills around Novy Dwor. Reaching the border, I was excited to witness this anachronistic procedure of a Soviet-style border check again. But as my last such experience …