Goat Polo

The man cut the goat’s throat with a swift movement. I winced at the gargling sound, yet was unable to look away as blood streamed into a bucket. Death came quickly. Within seconds, the animal stopped struggling. The Kyrgyz girls continued playing, not bothering by the scene unfolding next to them. It wasn’t until one … More Goat Polo

Overland in Turkmenistan and Uzbekhistan – from the Darvaza Gas Craters to the Aral Sea

After a couple of days in the marble city of Ashgabat, we made our way to Khiva in Uzbekhistan. Four nights of bushcamping, a surprisingly quick border crossing, burning craters and a night among shipwrecks at what used to be the bottom of the Aral Sea. But let me start at the beginning. We left … More Overland in Turkmenistan and Uzbekhistan – from the Darvaza Gas Craters to the Aral Sea

Trip Around the World

As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about last-minute preparations before I’m leaving tomorrow. I’ve quit my job, or rather, have not asked for a new contract after my last one ran out mid-May. I’ve sold most of my furniture and have put my kitchen and my wardrobe into storage. I’ve given up my flat and … More Trip Around the World