Travel — S01–e00- planning our Central Asia adventure

“You’re going where?”

Map with UK on the left, showing Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the middle.

But why are you going there?

Wedding gifts – honeymoon fund

One of the photos from our wedding, us with our friends laughing.


Visas, covid and other practicalities

First stop — Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. (Wikipedia).

Then, a 24 hour train to the Kyrgyzstan border

Image of train crossing through Uzbekistan. Image from Caravanistan.

Next stop, Kyrgyzstan

Perso standing looking over at snow-capped mountains, with blue lake. Image from

In 2018, the British Backpacker Society ranked Kyrgyzstan as the fifth best adventure travel destination on earth, stating that the country was an adventure travel secret that is “bound to get out soon.”[2] Wikipedia.

Our Kyrgyzstan itinerary

Image of 4x4 veihicle with open road and mountains. From Iron Horse nomads

The Jimmy

Image of green Suzuki Jimny from Iron Horse Nomads on Instagram


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Heledd Evans

Heledd Evans

Digital Manager at Natural Resources Wales. Playing the long game of digital transformation. Passionate about making public services more user-centred.