Month: April 2017

Lake Kaindy – Kazakhstan

I’m meeting up with the Madventures Silk Road tour in Almaty, Kazakhstan – but decided to arrive a few days early to explore the surroundings.  A quick internet search revealed a wealth of hiking/nature opportunities around Kazakhstan’s old capital (the capital was moved to Astana in 1998), but the one that really caught my eye …

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Trip Plan 2017 – 2018

Well, after such a spectacular year last year, and not wanting to rejoin “real life” just yet, I’m off again 🙂    This time, ticking off quite a few bucket list items – going across the Silk Road and also 5 weeks hiking in Greenland. Here’s the map: View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint …

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My year of travel – a summary

Well, the year of travel is over.   And it was absolutely awesome!  So much so, that I’m avoiding “real life” for another year and heading off again!   So more to come… Here is where I ended up going over the past year: View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint The Places Many people …

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Trekking Peru: Huayhuash Circuit – Part 2

Continuing the journey…    Day 6:  Viconga (4,407m) – Punta Cuyoc (5,000m) – Huanacpatay (4,300m) Awoke to yet another gorgeous day, and after our usual awesome breakfast (everything tastes so good when you are camping, and Eliceo is genuinely a master with a 2-burner gas stove!) we started our climb to Punta Cuyoc – one …

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Trekking Peru: Huayhuash Circuit – Part 1

The Huayhuash Circuit Trek (pronounced Why-wash) is widely regarded as one of the best alpine treks in the world due to its remoteness and the proximity to enormous mountains that you can almost reach out and touch.  Even better, the number of visitors is still relatively low.   Most opt for the shorter and more famous …

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