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Uzbekistan; the pearl of the Silk Road

When I think about the Silk Road and Central Asia, Uzbekistan is the country I associate the most with it. The history of the country reaches millennia back, culture is abundant and architecture is simply spectacular with its significant buildings made of marble, richly decorated with mosaic and completed with turquoise domes. But, at the same time bureaucracy is around every corner and the heat can be unbearable this time of year, let alone in the middle of Summer. Nevertheless, welcome to the pearl of the Silk Road!

South Africa; a country of contrasts

Going on a safari was a big dream for me. Spending a ridiculous amount of money to see some animals sounded crazy, so I wanted to combine a safari with a nice city-trip, a cultural experience and preferably interesting nature. So I went to South Africa in October 2007…