Category Central Asia
The beautiful mosque just outside the Turkmenistan capital brings back wonderful memories, perfect for beating any Monday morning blues.
Entrance, The Ark, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
My 2018 tour of Uzbekistan was unforgettable and for me Bukhara was my favourite of all the Silk Road cities, with the Kalon Mosque being my absolute highlight.
A visit to the amazing Darvaza Gas Crater in the Karakum Desert in Northern Turkmenistan is an unforgettable experience. The fires have been burning for close on 50-years now, the result of an accident when the Soviet authorities were drilling for natural gas. The sunset in the desert is pretty ethereal as I hope this […]
Islam Khodja Minaret and the Ichan-Kala at Sunset
Pilgrims at the Mosque of Yusuf Hamadani, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan
My something blue today is from my 2018 visit to glorious Uzbekistan. I photographed this beauty as I awaited the Afrosiyob to speed me to Samarkand. Join us over on Twitter to post a ‘blue’ image from your travels every Monday morning. @wilburstravels
Number 2 – Samarkand, Uzbekistan My 2018 trip to Uzbekistan with travel buddy Hamish was absolutely superb. You may already have read about the Turkmenistan leg of the trip (Darvaza Gas Crater was iconic travel moment number 4). Uzbekistan just about edged it for me, and even then it was a pretty close call between […]
Number 4 – The Gate to Hell in Turkmenistan Turkmenistan was a truly amazing country to visit. From its surreal capital of Ashgabat to Ancient Merv and the city of Mary. One site however stands out as a truly memorable experience from my 2018 visit – the Darvaza Gas Crater in the remote Karakum Desert. […]