Traveller in Tashkent

​I arrived in Shymkent (the nearest city to the Uzbek border) at 0630 and near!my straight away found a shared taxi to take me to the crossing, it took just over two hours and cost me about £4 although when we arrived at the border the woman who drove us started asking for more money … Continue reading Traveller in Tashkent

The ‘beach’

A lie in, the first of the trip, set the foundations for the rest of the day. We got coffee and pastries for breakfast and having exhausted Bissau of entertainment value we caught a minibus then a taxi to a town called Qinhamel, about 35km outside the city. The town was little more than a … Continue reading The ‘beach’

Change of plan

We woke up in time to get to the Guinea embassy before it opened in order to beat any potential queues. Unsurprisingly there was nobody else waiting and we were able to speak to one of the workers who told us we required copies of our passports, Guinea-Bissau visa page and also our yellow fever … Continue reading Change of plan