Category Archives: Travel Adventures

What’s in the Stare?

There it was again. The unnerving stare. The boy was peeping at me from the shadows of the doorway. How long had he been watching me this time? I raised my eyebrows and smiled at him. His inscrutable expression didn’t … Continue reading

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Remembering Why We Travel

All I wanted to do was read my book. It was over a hundred degrees, I was tired from cycling, and I looked forward to getting lost into a novel for a few hours. While bicycling across Central Asia, my … Continue reading

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Our Month Long Battle to Enter the People’s Republic of China

  Prelude: Dushanbe We had been waiting all morning outside the Chinese embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Morgan glanced at his watch nervously. It was only 30 minutes before the embassy closed for lunch, and there were still three more people … Continue reading

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Riding High: the Final Push Across the Pamir Plateau

“Injection” the nurse said intently. “Ummmm…I don’t know” answered Morgan uneasily. But the nurse wouldn’t have any of it. She waved him off and started digging through a plastic shopping bag, spilling unmarked bags of pills and wads of gauze … Continue reading

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One Day in the Pamirs

Masks of Apathy We’d been on the bike for 6 hours and 15 minutes when the road turned bad again.  The road was carved into the side of a cliff, the Panj River dashing downwards beneath it.  Above us were … Continue reading

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