Stories from the road
Misfortune was overdue. That doesn't mean it's welcome.
During my tour of Ishkashim, my guide takes me to the edge of my comfort zone.
Having committed to visiting Afghanistan, I take my first tentative steps.
From Osh, Kyrgyzstan over the world’s second highest border, to Tajikistan’s Pamir.
Birthdays, bureaucracy, and politics in Central Asia's heartland metropolises.
24 hours in a surveillance state
Through the Russianized towns, subzero temperatures and sandy deserts of Mongolia's far west.
Sometimes, a place just feels right.
After a busy couple of days in UB, I succumb to a wretched illness.
Navigating the local trains from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar.