Kazakhstan: Astana & the World Expo

After a surprisingly enjoyable 24 hour train journey, I emerged at Astana's train station to warm sunshine and a clear blue sky, even at 7am. There are buses that run to the centre from just outside the train station and I jumped on one which stopped just 5 minutes from my hostel, Nomads4x4. Buses in … Continue reading Kazakhstan: Astana & the World Expo

Dubai or not Dubai?

Dubai conjures up images of luxury and elegance and it's a "must visit" destination so as it was ideally placed midway between Asia and Europe, I decided to pop in on my way home, giving myself about 12 hours to explore the popular emirate in between flights. Let's just say that I certainly didn't feel … Continue reading Dubai or not Dubai?