Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Stans

And we're off on our next adventure. Destination: The Stans. This one will be our longest trip since we took 3 months off work in 2010 and travelled through Eastern Europe, where I drank 108 different beers in 84 days. It's amazing I didn't come back as a fully grown hippo after that. This next journey will not comprise nearly as much beer drinking, but will involve much more hiking, trekking, climbing, and camping in the mountains of Central Asia.

Why the Stans, you may ask? Who decides 'Uzbekistan sounds like the a good place to visit'...? I'm not going to lie, I saw a friend post one photo from a hike in the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan (bet half of you wonder if that's even a real place), and that was enough to convince me that we needed to see the pristine beauty that is still largely unspoilt by over tourism. While there, we will be crossing off countries 42 - 47 on our list, celebrating 11 years of marriage, and hiking at 5000m above sea level for the fourth time.

Wishing you guys a nice end of your summer/ start of autumn, and we'll connect again in October. Take care!

Photos below taken last month at Two Jack Lake in Banff. Here's hoping we'll get some amazing clear night skies over in Asia.

Milky Way - Two Jack Lake-3

Milky Way - Two Jack Lake-2

Milky Way - Two Jack Lake-1