Along the New Silk Road (Saigon, Vietnam, to Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Malioboro Street - Yogyakarta

Malioboro Street – Yogyakarta

Malioboro Street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is one of the main reasons many Indonesians tourists visit Yogyakarta.  In fact, towards the evenings, this street with be packed with Indonesian tourists looking for good bargains.  It is also a backpackers paradise. The thing that struck me was the amount of motorbikes, they were equal to the number […]

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Almaty’s horrible taxis – Who to use?

Today I endured another taxi nightmare. After reserving a taxi from Taxi 515 online, I was surprised that they never came. Phones to the taxi dispatch did not help either.  This is becoming too familiar for me in Almaty. Orange Taxi I used them twice. Easy to call, they were great the first. Second time, […]

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