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Come and see us at the 2015 Travel Shows!

January 12, 2014

Can’t decide where to go for your next adventure? Come along and have a chat with us so we can help you plan your trip of a lifetime! We will also have some special show offers which will be revealed on the day.

In 2015 we will be exhibiting at the following shows:

The Adventure Travel Show

Adventure Travel Show 2015

Saturday 17th January 2015 – 9am – 6pm

Sunday 18 January 2015 – 9.30am – 5pm

We will be exhibiting at Stand Number E26. Come and see Chris, Jackie, Ethan and Seth from Oasis talk on Saturday about travelling 4000 miles through Africa as a family!

We are pleased to be able to offer you tickets for £4 when booking in advance (saving £6 off the door price) – tickets can be purchased at www.adventureshow.com or by calling 0871 230 7159 and the discount will be applied when quoting “OASISOVERLAND”. (Calls to the Ticket Hotline cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

The Times Destinations Holiday and Travel Show

Destinations Travel Show 2015

Thursday 29th January 2015 – 10:00am – 5:30pm

Friday 30th January 2015 – 10:00am – 5:30pm

Saturday 31st January 2015 – 10:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday 1st  February 2014 – 10:00am – 5:30pm

We will be exhibiting at Stand Number AA60.  There will be a host of celebrity talks and seminars as well as travel health advice and food from around the World. This large show has something for everyone!

We have a limited number of free tickets available. If you would like us to send you one then please email info@oasisoverland.co.uk detailing your full name and address and we will get them out to you as soon as possible.

TNT Travel Show

TNTTravelShow

Business Design Centre Islington

Sunday 1st March 2015 – 9.30am to 5.30pm

We will be exhibiting at Stand Number 84. The TNT show is a well-known backpacker favourite. There will be lots of seminars and talks. Entrance is free, but you need to visit their website to pre-register:

www.tnttravelshow.com

We look forward to seeing you!

 

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Oasis Overland at Destinations Travel Show 2015

January 23, 2015

We had a great time at the Adventure Travel Show last weekend.  Thanks to those that came to see us, we loved meeting you in person and hearing about your future travel plans!

Destinations Travel Show 2015Next week we will be at Destinations Travel Show, also held at Kensington Olympia.  It’s on from Thursday 29th January to Sunday 1st Feb and you can find us at stand AA60.

Our UK team will be on hand to give you detailed information about all our overland trips to South America, Central Asia, Africa and Europe.

Meet the Oasis Overland UK Team!Destinations is a huge show with hundreds of operators, tourist boards and travel related companies exhibiting.  Listen to fascinating talks in the ‘Meet the Experts’ Theatres and at the new event for 2015, the Travel Writers Festival.   Amongst the celebrity speakers are Katie Adie, Simon Reeve and Griff Rhys Jones.  If you still have some time to spare after wandering the stands and listening to talks you can view the stunning images entered into Wanderlust’s Travel Photo of the Year Gallery or try some exotic food at Experience the World.

We have free tickets we can send out to you, just drop us a line by Wednesday and we’ll pop them in the post.

Tickets on the door cost £13.

The show times are:

Thursday 29th January – Sunday 1st February 2015

10:00am – 5:30pm Thursday

10:00am – 5:30pm Friday

10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday

10:00am – 5:30pm Sunday

To get there, the nearest Tube is Kensington (Olympia) on the District Line, which also has a London Overground stop.  Alternatively buses 9, 10, 27, 28, 49 and 391 stop nearby.  For more info check out the Transport for London website.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Adventure Travel Show 2015

January 14, 2015

Adventure Travel ShowIf you’re looking for some inspiration for your next trip, or you’ve already got an idea and want to know more, then you could do a lot worse than checking out this year’s Adventure Travel Show in London.  We’ve been exhibiting here for a number of years now, and we are always impressed by the variety of travel options on offer and inspired by the guest speakers – it tickles our itchy feet just as much as yours!

At this year’s show, along with offering expert advice on our trips and the places we visit, some exclusive special offers for the show and displaying some of our favourite photos from our crew and travellers on the road, Chris, the Oasis Company Director, will be giving a talk with his wife Jackie and two sons, Ethan and Seth, about their family adventure through Africa.  In a unique spin on the standard ‘family holiday, over the course of two months they drove a ten-year old Toyota HiLux from Nairobi to Zimbabwe, taking in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique along the way.   Chris, Jackie, Ethan and Seth at the equator in KenyaCome along and hear them tell you all about it in the Incredible Journeys Theatre at 13:45 on Saturday 17 January – as they re-live their adventure you’ll discover that such a trip is not only exhilarating, memorable and rewarding, but also, with a bit of planning, completely doable.  You’ll have no excuses for taking the easy option of an all-inclusive in Spain this year!

Other guest speakers at this year’s show include the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who needs no introduction, the lone explorer Benedict Allen and Lois Pryce, who at the age of 29 quit her day job to ride from Alaska to Tierre del Fuego on a beat-up trail bike and has since completed numerous unsponsored and usually solo motorcycle epics.  There will be, in total, more than 100 free inspirational talks over the course of the weekend.Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders), or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Aside from ourselves, there will be around 100 other exhibitors offering everything from exploratory expeditions to fascinating world cuisine – the only time all year the entire adventure travel industry gets together under one roof!

If you can’t make it, then fear not!  We will also be at the Sunday Times Destinations Travel Show, also at Olympia from Thursday 29th January-Sunday 1st February inclusive, and the TNT Travel Show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, on Sunday 1st March.  Later in the year we are planning on attending some events elsewhere in the country – we know not everyone lives in London (we don’t, for starters)!

Tickets on the door cost £10 for one day, or £15 for a weekend pass, but if you book them in advance they are reduced to £8 and £12 respectively – under 16s get in for free.

The show times are:

Saturday 17 January:   9am to 6pm

Sunday 18 January:      9.30am to 5pn

To get there, the nearest Tube is Kensington (Olympia) on the District Line, which also has a London Overground stop.  Alternatively buses 9, 10, 27, 28, 49 and 391 stop nearby.  For more info check out the Transport for London website.

 

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Trans-Africa Part One – Gibraltar & Morocco

January 7, 2015

Here is the latest blog from our Tour Leader Joe, currently leading the 39-week Trans-Africa Expedition.  It’s not too late to join him on his way back up from Cape Town, departing 9 April 2015, there are a few spots still available.

Last time I put a post together for Oasis I was preparing for the mother of them all. The 39-week Trans Africa Overland Expedition. We were prepared and stocked with supplies for the journey and all that was left was to get to Gibraltar to meet the 17 lucky peeps who would be accompanying us on this journey. This involved some last minute farewells at Portsmouth to Mark Middleton, Fleet Manager and all round truck extraordinaire, and Natalie Smart, Africa specialist and hashtag queen! It was a fitting send off as only a week later Natalie finished up her time with Oasis by seeing off the said 17 at the airport. The Trans this year was her baby and it was now up to me to carry on her fantastic work in the behind the scenes preparation and get on with the day-to-day running of the trip.

So there we were on the cusp of something that my big travel dreams as a teenager would never have considered: West Africa.  After a lovely ‘mini-cruise’ from Portsmouth to Santander and two days driving the length of Spain, we found ourselves in Gibraltar, the start point of the trip. With the few days we had, Steve, the driver, and I set about making a few last minute preparations in anticipation of the arrival of the group from the UK.  It seemed in no time at all that but the day of reckoning was suddenly upon us. I made my way to the airport full of questions: Who are these folks? What are they like? Will they all get along? Damn, I left my Oasis welcome board behind… Will they spot me?

Gibraltar Airport isn’t exactly big and as it turned out you can spot an Oasis Overland group from a mile away.  There they were in their t-shirts and shorts, backpacks draped from their shoulders and a big smile to greet me. This was real…

One last day of normalcy was allowed for roast dinners, fish and chips and some serious duty free shopping in the theme park of all things British that is Gibraltar before we sailed to Africa!

It’s strange to stand atop a boat as you leave one continent and see the other looming large just there… What adventures awaited over the next 39 weeks?

Well initially, not many.  First stop was Rabat for the all important visas we needed to get us through the next few months. Once the paperwork was out of the way we were free to get the trip going for real. Morocco is a fantastic country and a great way to introduce everyone to the world of overlanding! There is plenty to see and do with some beautiful campsites. We took in the epic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and the winding medina alleys of the very blue Chefchaouen, the royal jewel of Fes.

From there it was the natural wonders of Todra Gorge and the Atlas Mountains, before the Hollywood in Morocco of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah which has been used in films such as Gladiator, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia and more recently Game of Thrones, just to name a few.  On our way to Marrakech we encountered swollen rivers and streams brought on by some on the most significant November rainfall in 50 years.  Luckily we managed, all the way, to stay one step ahead of the worse of it. Sure we had a few soggy nights but nothing compared to what those same regions would encounter just a few days later.

With a couple of days in Marrakech we were able to explore the seemingly endless souks selling all manner of oddities and indulge in some great Moroccan fare that is on offer at the dozens of pop up restaurants that materialise after dark on the Djemaa El Fna Square. Not to mention the famous snake charmers and the bizarre, ad hoc, take all comers, boxing ring.

We had culture coming out our ears and it was time to slow the pace with a few stops along the coast near the surfing hubs of Essaouira, Taghazout and Agadir.  Lazy days and sunny skies were in abundant supply as we worked our way south towards the Sahara.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing though. The previously mentioned rain had made some of the places we visited a bit damp, to put it mildly, which made for interesting times when it came to finding a suitable place to camp.  It appeared the Sahara had turned into one big lake and on the way to one particular camp spot the sands resembled a sloppy goo that in no time had our overland truck, called Nala, well and truly bogged.  Six hours and a big team effort later she was free to the relief of her occupants and the amusement of a few locals that had come to witness our plight.  Our camp site for that night remained an unattainable goal but thanks to the hospitality of the local mayor we were shown a suitable place on hard ground in the nearby village to camp.

Onward south we went finding shelter the following night in a camp with a large wall that provided some welcome protection for the gale force winds whipping in off the Atlantic.  This was what the Trans Africa is all about. Making the best in trying situations and the group were taking it all in their stride.

Finally, we escaped the clutches of the wild, wet and windy conditions and it was blue skies, open desert and silhouettes of herds of camels on the horizon all the way to Mauritania.

 

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you all have an awesome night wherever you are and wish you a wonderful 2015 full of exciting travels!

Some lucky Oasis travellers are spending New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio!  Here are some pics to tempt you… maybe next year?

Copacabana beach New Year's Eve

You can spend New Year’s Eve in Rio before joining our Rio to Quito or at the end of our Quito to Rio Kingdoms and Carnivals trips.

 

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Christmas and New Year Office Opening Hours

December 24, 2014

 

Here are our office opening hours over Christmas and New Year 2015:

Wednesday 24th Dec: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Saturday 27th Dec: CLOSED
Sunday 28th Dec: CLOSED
Monday 29th Dec: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 30th Dec: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 31st Dec: 9:30am to 3:00pm
New Years Day: CLOSED
Friday 2nd Jan: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wherever you are in the world, we would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and wish you all the best for 2015!

Happy travels,

The Team @ Oasis Overland

 

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Venezuela? What’s there then?

December 14, 2014

When someone says ‘Venezuela’ something strange happens.  Or, perhaps more accurately, nothing really happens at all.  Which is strange.  We know where it is, and it is not an insignificant country: around 30 million people live there, it has the world’s largest proven oil reserves (giving it a fair bit of clout) and up until recently had, depending on your take on it, either one of the most self-confident and refreshing or self-obsessed and annoying leaders on the global stage, in late President Hugo Chavez..  We also have a feint idea that it is supposed to be quite dangerous, but we can’t remember why we think that.  Perhaps we saw it on Ross Kemp on Gangs?  Oh, and they produce a lot of Miss Worlds.  But apart from these fairly trivial facts, our images of what is in the country itself are often oddly vague.

So when we started running trips from Rio de Janeiro to Quito via Venezuela, I was intrigued to see whaCanaima National Park Venezuelat our crew and travellers made of it.  It was fascinating to discover that there is much more to the country than chaotic cities, charismatic/oddball politicians and beauty queens: it is home to unique and stunning natural beauty, diverse and abundant wildlife, and one of the strangest and most exhilarating weather phenomena you are ever likely to see.  I recently caught up with one of our travellers, Nick, who completed our Rio-Quito via Manaus trip last year; here is an outline of some of his favourite memories from his time on the truck.

Lost in Time

‘Our truck entered Venezuela in the far south-east, crossing in from Brazil near the small mining city of Santa Elena de Uairén.  The first stop was Canaima National Park; the most famous attraction here is Angel Falls, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, cascading some 979 metres down a steep rocky cliff.  During the dry season, when we were there, Angel Falls can actually come across as a bit underwhelming, as the low water levels see the flow come across as little more than a trickle that disappears into mist about a quarter of the way down.  But even bearing this in mind, the topography of the park makes it quite unlike anything you will have ever seen elsewhere in the world: looking outwards from a high viewpoint towards the park, the eye takes you along lush tropical forest in the foreground, is drawn to smooth, clear bodies of dark blue water that break up the flow of the trees, before leveling out and looking directly ahead to see the imposing tepuis: dark, rocky table-top mountains that tower stoically and independently across the horizon.

The stunning tepuis of Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Plunging deeper into the park you eventually find yourself surrounded by these giants, and everywhere you look there are waterfalls, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches encircled by the relentless forest.  It is said that this distinctive landscape provided the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’ novel, and it doesn’t take too much of an imaginative leap to picture prehistoric creatures trudging through the trees to visit one of the many watering holes.  It is certainly in the top five most stunning places I have ever been, and probably at the top.’

‘I think there’s an Anaconda in the bush, let’s have a look…’

‘Next up was Los Llanos, vast Retrieving an anaconda Los Llanos Venezuelatropical grasslands that stretches across central Venezuela and into Colombia.  It is broken up by the Orinoco River, and the flat geography means much of it is more like a mash or wetland than a fertile savannah.  The closest thing to it is probably the Pantanal in Brazil, but they’re still quite different.  Over the course of two days in Los Llanos we went out on various canoe trips and bush walks, and got a pretty good idea of its unique ecosystem: we saw capybara, caiman, pink river dolphins, a giant ant eater, piranhas and an incredible array of birdlife.  The real highlight though was when our guide found an anaconda in a bush and thought it would be a good idea to drag it out.  After a fairly fierce battle our guide won out, and we were able to inspect the impressive creature up close, before he was returned to his spot in the bush, which we were quite relieved about.’

The Continuous Thunderstorm

Ant Eater Los Llanos Venezuela

‘The main highlight of the trip in Venezuela, and one of the most incredible moments of all my travels, was Catatumbo Lightning Lake.  Where the Cataumbo River drains into Lake Maracaibo in north-west Venezuela, a very strange and impressive atmospheric phenomenon takes place.  For thousands of years this area has been the location of a more or less continual thunderstorm; air is blown across the lake and surrounding marshy land and encounters the steep peaks of the Andes.  Here, as it cools rapidly, massive amounts of electrical energy are created, resulting in pretty much guaranteed lightning shows, usually around an hour after dusk (that explanation is no doubt over-simplistic, but it’s about as far as my understanding goes).  [For more information on this, check out this Reuters article - external link] It is the highest concentration of lightning anywhere in the world.  We spent two days staying with a British natural photographer who has documented the lightning for years and become quite the authority on it.

Catatumbo Lightning Lake Venezuela

He’s also built a floating house on the lake where guests can stay and during the day he would take us around the nearby floating villages, where we had the chance to meet some of the local villagers and present them with some gifts of food we’d brought with us.  In the evenings he cooked up a large steak barbecue, and then we’d sit on the balcony overlooking the lake with a few drinks and wait for the spectacle to start.  For hours the lightning would flash, at times intermittently but at others relentlessly; the sky would light up as sheet lightning leapt from cloud to cloud some ten miles above us – a distance so great that it became inaudible, giving it an eerie, almost apocalyptic quality, made even strager by the fact it wasn’t raining – it was a warm, balmy evening.  What made this even more impressive was that until I’d got to Venezuela and started doing some research, I had no idea at all this even existed.  If it was in Europe there’d probably be stadium seating and every night countless tour groups would be marched in, tickets in hand.  But here we were, on the edge of Lake Maracaibo and we had it all to ourselves.’Catatumbo Lightning Lake Venezuela

‘Overall I was surprised by Venezuela; I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but never thought it would be home to such varied and unique natural attractions; from the stunning tepuis of Canaima, through the astounding diversity of Los Llanos and then the remarkable lightning of Catatumbo, it was a destination that constantly challenged, dazed and enthralled me.’

Thanks to Nick for telling us about his time in Venezuela on our 92-day Rio to Quito via Manaus trip.  In a few days we are catching up to talk about Colombia, so we’ll be sure to get another blog up soon about that.

 

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Travel Dilemmas:Should I Haggle?

December 12, 2014

We like this article, about what to think about when you’re haggling and thought we should share it with you as it is something we are sometimes asked about on our trips.  Haggling is a good way to engage with local people and can be a fun part of the holiday experience, but people should remember that paying just a few pence or pounds more in the local market may not make much of a difference to you but will have an enormous benefit to the local street vendor in a developing country. Buying local goods in souks and markets is great fun and should be seen in that light – it’s not about bargains but part of the holiday experience and a way of giving something back to the local community. Remember you are on holiday – a luxury for most people on the planet.

If you like haggling and end up with a good bargain why not give the vendor a tip or something extra in return for the experience?

Thanks to Tourism Concern for letting us reproduce this article. Have a look at other interesting articles on their website.


 

 

 

 

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Farewell to Tracy

December 4, 2014

After working for Oasis for four and a half years, Tracy is leaving us to do what she loves most – travel!  Those of you who have travelled with us to South America or the Middle East may know Tracy either as a tour leader on the road or as your contact here at HQ.  Here’s a bit about Tracy and how she got into overlanding…

Tracy - the Oasis Overland South America and Middle East Expert!Born in Australia, 30-something years ago my passion for Overland style travel began as a young girl of 7, when my parents pulled me out of school for 6 weeks to do a road trip from Perth to Broome, camping in some beautiful places along the way.

Once I hit 19, with a few more camping trips under my belt, I had a huge desire to travel to foreign lands and by doing odd jobs in hospitality, I had finally saved enough money to head to the UK with my ancestral visa. A trip to Europe and spending Anzac Day in Gallipoli were my first trip and then next on the agenda was Africa. I signed up for the 54 day Apes & Lakes trip with Oasis Overland in 2004 because I liked the look of the brochure (which back in the day had no colour in it!).  It was the beginning of something but I just didn’t know what!

Three years went by and after a trip to Morocco, where I decided I needed a lifestyle change, I applied for a position as a tour leader with Oasis, which led me to spend 3 months on our Regional Explorer tours in Egypt, 9 months on our Middle East trucks and 2 years on our trucks in South America, making some great friends and leaving me with fond memories along the way.

A year and a half was then spent working and road tripping in Canada and the USA with a friend before joining the Oasis Overland office team in October 2013 as the South America, Egypt and Morocco ‘Expert’!

Tracy and friend!First Oasis truck travelled on: Murray with legendary crew Nancy & Jason

Favourite country:  Too many to choose from but Argentina & Chile are right up there!

Top thing to pack:  Anti-inflammatory tablets, nothing worse than being itchy.

Top tip: When you arrive in a new place, don’t immediately get connected to the internet, get out and explore the sights, sounds & smells.  There is a big world beyond WIFI!

What is your favourite travel memory?  Trekking with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, both unforgettable and I’d do them both again if I had the chance.

Thank you Tracy for all your hard work (and baking) over the years.  We are going to miss you…  can you please tidy our desks before you leave?!  :-)


 

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Office Charity Comedy Night Raises £800

November 25, 2014

Our office staff recently ran their 15th, bi-annual, Charity Comedy night and the final figures are through. We raised £800 for our two good causes- Yewstock School Hydrotherapy Pool (a school for children with special needs close to our UK office) and the Hupenyu Hutsva Children’s Home in Harare, Zimbabwe. So far, these charity nights have raised about £15,000 for local and overseas good causes. The Hupenyu Hutsva Children’s Home is a regular project that Oasis supports. Once a year we take all the children out for a day trip, using our Expedition vehicles and crew, and end the day with a big party. Many of the children rarely leave the compound they live on, so this is a big event for them. Our last outing was in May 2014. We have asked the Home how they would like the money spent this time and school uniforms are a priority. Chris, our Director is going out to Zimbabwe in December this year and school uniform shopping, with the staff, is now on his list of things to do!

Our next Comedy Night is on 21st March 2015, at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. We have a great line-up of 4 acts plus a compere and tickets are just £12, with all profits going to our two good causes, which for this show will be The Sudanese Community Development Project in Cairo and Shillingstone Seniors’ Club. Tickets are available from the venue now! Tel: 01258 475137.

 

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Katie’s Kyrgyzstan Trip (part 2)

November 20, 2014

Tamara - Kyrgyzstan eagle champioin

…continued on from Katie’s Kyrgyzstan Trip (part 1)

The day after our fun in Jeti Orguz, a few of us opted to watch an eagle display, where the trainer introduced us to his 4 times eagle champion – Tamara. Eagle hunters are quite common in Kyrgyzstan and it was great for us to learn about this tradition from someone that was very passionate and who clearly cared a lot about his eagle. The display was impressive, but it was actually hearing all about the care and training of an eagle that impressed me the most – and the fact that I got to hold Tamara! To complete another perfect day (this was the running joke on the trip…as every day was just so good!), we set up our next bush camp back on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul.

Bush camping on Lake Issyk Kul

The middle of the trip saw us arrive into Kochkor, which is where we had our ‘homestay’, and therefore a bed and the one shower of the trip, which was a real treat. The homestay is where you stay with a local family in their house, and where they cook your evening meal and breakfast for you – and to say the food was delicious is an understatement!

Following the homestay we were treated once again to a stunning day of driving through a valley and slowly making our way up to Lake Song Kol, where we even had a quick photoshoot with some yaks! As we decended  towards the lake, it reminded me of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanazania, but rather than seeing herds of wildebeest, I was looking at hundreds of herds of horses, with the odd sheep and donkey scattered in! This was going to be our set up for the next three nights, a beutifully decorated yurt near the lakes edge. To me this place was just perfect, as the sunsets were glorious, and I would fall asleep and wake up to the sound of galloping horses close by. Having never ridden properly in my life, I decided this was the place to do it – and I was very pleased & relieved to see that my horse was rather docile! This provided lots of entertainment, as my horse took me on the route it wanted to go, rather than where the rest of the group were going (but somehow we made it back to the yurt)! Grace our tour leader also arranged a game of Ulak Tartysh (a Kyrgy version of polo!), where a lamb is killed and then the body is hitched under the leg of a rider and they have to get this to a goal on the ground. It is a great game to watch, where you get to witness the incredible horsemanship skills of the Kyrgy people, and it became a real social event where other locals rode over and ended up joining in, and continuing the game long in to the afternoon.

our yurt at Lake Song Kol

Sunset over Lake Song Kol

Extreme flapping near Lake Song Kol

We all felt a bit sad to be leaving Song Kol, but we were in for a lovely suprise, our descent was on the other side of the lake, with views that just had to be seen to be believed – so hopefully the picture of the extreme flapping does it some justice!

Making our way through mountain passes we made it to Tash-Rabat, which is a caravanserai in really great condition, and our tour leader and driver both agreed it was the best along the Silk Route that they had seen, so something not to be missed.

Heading back towards Bishkek my spirits dropped as the trip was coming to an end, but luckily we did have time to visit and climb up Burana Tower, a 24m tall minaret which is all that is left of a once thriving city – but now gives you a chance to see the views all around and a moment to take in all that we had seen.

Tash Rabat Caravanserai

This journey will stay with me forever, and I hope that one day I will return to Kyrgyzstan, but in the meantime I have my pictures and a short video to remind me!

Click here to see Katie’s video!

You too can get to go on this incredible trip: Kyrgyzstan Overland (15 days)

Or for those wanting to go sooner and have a little more time on your hands then you can go on our London to Beinjing trip (17 weeks)

 

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