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The Five Stans Of The Silk Road

Overland Through Central Asia - July/Aug 2019
In the summer of 2019, I was invited by Exodus Travels to be a special guest on one of their trips through central Asia which included Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
 
I have been to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan before, but this was my first time in the other countries, and I got to see so much more than I had in my previous central Asia adventures. One particular highlight was revisting the Darvaza "Doorway To Hell" in central Turkmenistan. The spot where I had led an ambitious expedition to go down inside the pit of fire to collect soil samples.
 
This was an amazing road trip and I highly recommend central Asia to anyone who wants to get a bit off the beaten path in their next travels.

Five Stans Map

 

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