5 day solo trek in the Tian Shan mountains (Jeti Oguz – Teleti Pass – Karakol Valley – Ala-Kul – Altyn Arashan)

Aaron/ August 19, 2018/ Central Asia, Hiking/ 0 comments

A 5 day solo trek in Kyrgyzstan in the spectacular Tian Shan mountains, across idyllic mountain valleys, over snow covered mountain passes, and passing the magical alpine lake, Ala-Kul. Itinerary: Jeti Oguz – Teleti Pass – Karakol Valley – Ala-Kul – Altyn Arashan. Truly unforgettable landscapes and an experience like no other.

25 Best Things to Do in Bali, Indonesia – We Are From Latvia

Aaron/ July 29, 2018/ Mentions/ 0 comments

Kaspars and Una of We Are From Latvia were recently compiled a list of the best things to do in Bali. Having been to Bali a couple of times, I’m glad to have been able to contribute to this post, with one of my recent finds in Bali. Banjar Hot Springs, though a little off the beaten path, was a hidden paradise and definitely worth the effort getting there. Check out their post for that and 24 other things to

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Day trip to Ala Archa National Park without a guide

Aaron/ July 24, 2018/ Central Asia, Hiking/ 0 comments

Ala Archa National Park is a popular day or 2 day hiking trip from Bishkek. With just a short ride out of the city you’ll gain access to pristine snow capped mountains, pine forests, glaciers and alpine rivers. I did a day hike in Ala Archa National Park with 2 roommates from the hostel I stayed in. Here’s all about my visit to this beautiful park!

1 day in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Aaron/ July 23, 2018/ Central Asia/ 0 comments

Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, is a convenient hub for planning your trip around Kyrgyzstan. Most people spend a day or even less here, but nonetheless have to pass through en route to the various spectacular spots in Kyrgyzstan. Having already made it this far to Central Asia, here’s how you might want to spend a day Bishkek.

All the amazing things in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan … coming soon!

Aaron/ July 17, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

Been a pretty crazy month, did a 2 week trip in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakstan (photos coming up on Instagram), came back to reviews and planning season at work, prepared for a presentation at a data conference, and now finally some breathing room! The 2 week trip, though rather hastily planned (as usual), well exceeded my expectations. Truly magical, and I definitely wouldn’t rule out going back some day for the stunning nature, warm and friendly people, and affordable cost of

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Medan in 1 Day

Aaron/ June 10, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

The last stop of our short north Sumatra adventures, Medan! Back where we started 5 days before, for a quick tour of the city before heading home. Medan isn’t exactly an exciting city, but there’s still some history, culture, and lots of food. That’s all we needed for one last day before heading back to our little office cubicles.

Lake Toba – 3 days in Paradise

Aaron/ May 28, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 2 comments

For something so beautiful as Lake Toba, so near to home, it’s really a wonder how I’ve waited 28 years to visit. Or rather, visit again, as my parents apparently came here while my mum was pregnant with me. Finally made the trip this year, so here’s a 3 day trip to the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world, Lake Toba!