So you want to go out along the New Silk Road, do ya?
The central market of the New Silk Road.
Into the land where people go to battle for barstools.
A traveler daydream interrupted.
Want to eat dinner at 5am? Want to start drinking at eight in the morning? Want to stay up all night long in a cafe? In Bishkek this can be done.
My next era of travel will more than likely be the region that I’ve been predominately traveling in for the past year and a half: the states of the former Soviet Union. I need to improve my vodka skills.
What we really want.
Something’s different here.
Passport, visa, vaccine card …
I won’t take it.
Writing in the new age of travel.
In search of Bangkok’s most elusive cafe.
Fleeing Turkey’s Covid lockdowns and a hotel fire, Nomadic Backpacker is free again. But is he at the end of the road?
The “fascist” may be gone but now we’re primed to get a taste of what authoritarianism really is.
Tips from someone who’s been doing it from the start.
One candidate says no more lockdowns, the other wants to put us in plexiglass boxes.