World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

On the World Borders series on here, I’m perpetually behind schedule in terms of writing. I must have written only 10% of the border crossings I have done and probably will never have time to cover them all, but I want to – as I know they have helped you on your way and that was Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)

“Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late” – Ocean Colour Scene. Get ready for a death trip – 22 hours of mayhem. This was no pleasure cruise, this was an absolute backpacking journey from a lunatic asylum. How about a border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

Crossing world borders still has intrigue for me. It’s the adrenalin buzz and excitement of it all. As a Northern Irish nationalist, I love separatism and I detest land borders like Belgium to Netherlands. Where basically you have no idea which country you are in – you even use the same currency and don’t get Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Andorra to Catalonia (Escaldes Engordany to Barcelona)

Arrival into Catalonia after four epic days in the tiny country of Andorra was by bus and yet another magical journey on this here sphere. While based in Andorra, I decided to stay in the town of Escaldes Engordany, which houses southern Europe’s largest spa! Yes and Andorra was a tad special too. I had Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Andorra to Catalonia (Escaldes Engordany to Barcelona)[…]

World Borders: My Crazy Adventure from Dakar in Senegal to Serrekunda, The Gambia

This is an odd entry in my world borders series. It sounds really easy and it should be, but it turned into a topsy turvy adventure and I really didn’t know what was ahead, looking back it appears to have run smoothly, though on the day it wasn’t quite like that! The Gambia is completely surrounded Read more about World Borders: My Crazy Adventure from Dakar in Senegal to Serrekunda, The Gambia[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan (Tashkent to Shymkent)

I breathed a sigh of relief and release on this one, as I finally escaped the realm of Uzbekistan and into the fresh evening air of democratic Kazakhstan. Having crossed in and out of Uzbek borders 4 times, and Kazak borders 3 times, this one was surprisingly easy and as a result, I recommend this Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan (Tashkent to Shymkent)[…]

World Borders: How to Get from Poland to Ukraine (Krakow to Lviv Night Train)

It was another border crossing on this wacky journey for me recently as I decided on a night train to head from Poland to the Ukraine. I had been staying at the Mosquito Hostel in the city of Krakow and was out touring Auschwitz and Birkenau the day before, so it was a busy few Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Poland to Ukraine (Krakow to Lviv Night Train)[…]

World Borders: My Crazy Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

“Let’s play mallet’s mallet” – Timmy Mallet, Wacaday (1980s). Well I thought I’d had some crazy journeys in life but this one topped them all for ridiculous wackiness. I half expected Timmy Mallet to come out and whack me on the head at any moment and shout “Wacaday” at me! This could be lunacy on Read more about World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)[…]