Beautiful Kazakhstan September 14th 2010 We crossed the border into Kazakhstan on the 13th. We only spent 2 nights in the country as a way to bypass the Uzbek/Kyrgyz issues that occured back in May or so near Osh where our original itinerary was meant to take us. The temperature has taken a dramatic shift in the downward direction. We went from uncomfortably hot throughout most of Uzbekistan until it became quite pleasent in Tashkent. ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
Welcome to our travelblog page. We initally called ourselves "AfricaBound" because we spent a year traveling around Africa from August 2007 to August 2008. At that time, little did we even think that we could go on another extended trip. Somehow through much perseverance and determination we were able to save up for yet another extended trip, this time as sort of a honeymoon. Our current itinerary has us traveling from July 2010 until December 2011 through Central Asia, China, New Zealand, Australia and then back up to SE Asia, Nepal, India and then finally Japan.
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