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Martin Malik

My name is Martin and this is my story. I travel because it is fun and a great way to continue self-education which enriches the worldview and opens my eyes to unnoticeable things, both in the distant countries and the closest ones. Let's get to know other cultures but let's also respect and defend our own.


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Whilst travelling from the Christian remains of Constantinople and the ancient sands of Persia, through the Himalayas, the Great Wall of China and the dense jungles of Borneo, I realized that the world must have its order. Therefore despite my beautiful adventures and experiences I always remembered which culture I myself belonged to, and I also appreciated the beauty and values of our beautiful - White Christian civilization.

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Central Asia 2010

By: Martin Malik

Central Asia 2010


Central Asia is a completely new chapter of my travels. I will organize an expedition through the four former post-Soviet republics; the so-called ‘stans’. I expect a great adventure close to nature, with horse riding, canyons, mountains, lakes, and life in a tent in forests and deserts.


On the 6/30/2010 I will land at the Almaty airport. This way I will start my Central Asian quest. I am full of enthusiasm for a new adventure in an unknown to me yet region of Asia.

, Central Asia 2010, Compass Travel Guide

Horse riding is one of the most popular attractions of Central Asia.

Plan of my trip around Central Asia

I’m going to go to the following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan I will have to skip for now, because of the very expensive “tribute” for staying in that country. I’m going to spend about 3 months In Central Asia what should give me good understanding of all those countries. In Kazakhstan I`m going to spend one month, and 3 weeks in each of the other three countries, unless I stuck in a desert because my camel gets sick. Preparing for this trip took me some time because it is a very difficult region to travel and it`s only opening up to tourism. I expect that in comparison with my previous expeditions Central Asia may be a “heavy landing”, but the adventure will be unforgettable.

I`m going to travel the remote Pamir Highway and stop in the ancient cities of the Silk Road, and even after all the preparations I wish myself good luck. I was not sure about my trip to Kyrgyzstan because the country underwent yet another revolution and there was a civil war. Also to Kyrgyzstan I`m going to take a  “fairly heavy luggage.” Throughout the country I will be pampering my travel companion who went with me to some of the the previous countries. It will be my ever complaining, frightened, having a period, diarrhea or constipation – Monika. I hope that this expedition will end in a nice, smooth and rather friendly atmosphere.

Besides, whilst travelling through Tajikistan and crossing the beautiful and remote Vakhan Valley shared with Afghanistan, I also have a secret hope to set my foot there too.


People of the Soviet Union era. Kazakhstan.

All my travel plans are beautiful, but some of them do come true fully and the other only only partially. If you are interested in the general course of this trip and what and how I was able to accomplish, I invite you to my short journal Central Asia. In addition, I recommend my descriptions of the specific countries of that region.



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