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

A Day in Cusco

My plan was to tell you all about the Inca Trail. I sat down in front of the tiny heater in our hotel room and started writing. After one hour, my fingers had turned blue from the cold but the satisfaction I got from having finished the post more than made up for it. I … More A Day in Cusco