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  1. Vololona
    May 16, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

    Beautiful pix, really interesting and cheerful text!!! Was there 30 yr again when mosques were still in shambles but already so beautiful and charming…. thx for the lovely report


  2. Jane Woods
    November 7, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

    I’m astounded at the dangers you’ve been through and also by the incredible kindness of strangers. Your writing is so enjoyable to read although I confess I have only just finished this part of the story. It’s like the Arabian Nights – I can’t wait for the next instalment so I’m going to get another coffee and read it now! Hope you are faring better healthwise than you were in the summer. Love, Jane


  3. Antony
    August 29, 2015 @ 9:27 pm

    A suitably epic blog article for an epic leg of your journey. I was really looking forward to hearing about this part of the world and wow, you didn’t disappoint! I would never normally read something so long, but I’ve said it before and l say it again – you’ve got a real flair for writing. Together with the photos, this was an incredibly engaging piece of work. I was flicking between the bog and Google maps, trying to figure out your exact route. Pretty scary though – it looked like you genuinely could have died if things has gone slightly differently


  4. Katie Thorp
    August 28, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

    Wow, wow,wow! Amazingly tough going. Love your writing style. You make me feel your pain one minute and laugh the next. Read bits to the kids tonight and showed them your pictures. They were amazed by your endurance and astounded by the pictures ; a visual cultural education of wire beds outdoors, of feasts with people sitting on the table and washing rugs in the street. Liam thought awhile and said ‘Uncle Daniel must be really tired by now’. Hope the going is good and you are recovered.


  5. Tom and Joan Calverley
    August 18, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    Even more mind-boggling than last time, on so many different levels. You make us want to be there, but without the effort and the gut-rot!! You are clearly an exceptional cyclist, traveller, adventurer, writer and photographer. The people you meet put the world into true perspective, away from wars and politics. “Restores your faith in human nature” is an old phrase, but so true!
    Love and best wishes
    Tom and Joan


  6. Henk van Dillen
    August 16, 2015 @ 3:14 am

    Nice storytelling right there. A pleasure to have met you in Bukhara. I hope everything is going well and you are enjoying your trip as much as you can. Maybe see each other one day. I’m backpacking in Chengdu and will be on the road from Kashgar in early September. Anyway, enjoy, keep on writing and have lots of fun in China. I think it’s amazing. Take care!


  7. Joseph Starchild
    August 14, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That was a gruelling section you went through,with sickness and exhaustion and all. I was exhausted myself just reading your account of it. Anyway,you survived. Congratulations on actually reaching your fortieth birthday.
    Great that you posted so many of your photos.
    Take good care of yourself.


  8. Family Slade
    August 14, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    Another amazing blog. Worth the wait my friend xx


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