Author Archives: Morgan and Chris

Kicked Out: How the United States Lost its Key Air Base in Central Asia

Author’s note: While we spent three weeks in Bishkek waiting for our Chinese Visas, we completed a story investigating reasons why the United States’ main supply base for the Afghanistan war is being shut down by the Kyrgyz government. The … Continue reading

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P1 Answers Your Questions

We recently asked readers on our social media channels what they wanted to know about our journey thus far. The following are a selection of our favorite questions:  Q: Could you talk about how you two have managed to stay … Continue reading

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Stirring Up Trouble: How We Opened a Coffee Shop in an Uzbek Bazaar

More faces pressed in around us, so tight we couldn’t see outside the walls they created around us. They were old and young faces, smiling and stern faces. But all were inquisitive. They were curious as to what two Americans … Continue reading

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Riding into No Man’s Land: Crossing the Steppe

The Kazakh Steppe is among the world’s most remote and isolated regions. For centuries, its vast and desolate expanses offered protection of Central Asia’s khanates against the invading armies of Europe and the Far East, braved only by the few … Continue reading

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The South Asian Beer Awards

One thing that bicycle tourists have in common is drinking a lot of beer. Packed with calories and carbs and alcohol, beer is our sports’ preferred energy drink. There’s nothing that gears us up for hundred kilometer rides like downing … Continue reading

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