My way of sending postcards home
View Asia Less Travelled on askgudmundsen's travel map.
If you have visited before you will know that I hope to tell you stories out of the ordinary. But then again, travel stories often are... Hopefully I'll be able to teach, entertain and inspire instead of just telling a few stories.
Central Asia's different from anywhere else; vast amounts of open land, strange (in the good way) nomadic cultures, subarctic temperatures, endless rail journeys combined with no clear idea of how to actually get home once I've reached Mongolia. It's gonna be an endless mirage of cool new experiences!
I will, however, not magically appear in Central Asia since I'm not flying - at all - on this journey. The first few weeks are therefore reserved to the Trans-Siberian Railroad. I'll try to search out a few of the old Soviet horrors and other historic gems between the bottles of vodka...
This site, hence is going to be the place where you can learn about the blanks of the Asian map, stay updated on the newest on old Soviet trans, hunt with eagles and much more.
Or just read my stories or go through a few photos of roads less travelled.
To quote H. Jackson Brown, Jr.:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (From P.S. I Love You, p. 13)
I bet you didn't know the last part
Planned (not fixed) route:
Up through Sweden and Finland,
north of the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Circle,
into Russia, and with the Trans-Siberian rail road to Mongolia,
back along the Silk Road across Central Asia, into Iran, Caucasus and Turkey...
And home, to Copenhagen, north through Eastern Europe.