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On the Silk Road in Central Asia

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Program #18766RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Alan Fisher Mar 23, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Leaving on April 10 for the April trip. Does anyone know how we choose our Turkish Airlines seats?
Margaret Marshall Mar 23, 2015 at 01:47 PM

I'm leaving from ORD and have an unconfirmed seat assign. to Istanbul but then a confirmed seat on to Bishkek


Antonette Higgins Mar 07, 2015 at 01:26 AM

Toni Higgins here...I live in San Luis Obispo, CA looking forward to meeting you all
Antonette Higgins Mar 07, 2015 at 01:58 AM

On the May 29th trip
Alan Eastham Mar 08, 2015 at 04:44 PM

It's great to hear from someone! Are you also going on the Iran extension?


Alan Eastham Jan 30, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Just enrolled in the May 29 2015 start date. Anyone else there?
Antonette Higgins Mar 07, 2015 at 01:28 AM

A friend and I.


Linda Weidert Jan 26, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Opps, might have sent off a incomplete post... here I go again. Would love to hear from anyone traveling on the May 1-20,2015 Silk Road trip. Husband, Jim and I live in Northern CA, flying out of San Francisco early to spend 3 days in Istanbul, before meeting group at airport on our final leg to Bishkek. Would love to get to know our fellow bus mates.
Helen Bodington Feb 06, 2015 at 07:16 PM

I unfortunately cannot arrive early so will be in Bishkek in the predawn hours on May 2. I live in the SF Bay area.
Linda Weidert Feb 07, 2015 at 09:39 PM

Helen, we look forward to meeting you. If you are leaving from Istanbul on May 2, late night departure, arriving in Bishkek, very early morning on May 3rd, we will be on the same flight.


Richard Soulen Jan 24, 2015 at 03:51 PM

In re April tour. We arrive in Bishkek from Istanbul on Saturday morning, a day earlier. Anyone else?


Catherine Cloud Dec 12, 2014 at 05:05 PM

I keep meaning to post on here that the only thing I wish I'd taken on this trip was a rubber disk to use as a drain stopper. None of the sinks had plugs which made hand laundry a challenge. One of those rubber grippers for opening jars would have been perfect. . . .
olga werchola Dec 12, 2014 at 05:18 PM

Yeah - I ended up doing my bits of laudry in the tub at times. I do think that that was more a function of the size of the sink.


Alan Fisher Dec 12, 2014 at 02:55 PM

We are on the April 2015 trip. I'm wondering how long it takes to get the required visas? We will be using our passport until mid February so can't send it off before then. Our trip leaves April 10.
olga werchola Dec 12, 2014 at 03:38 PM

I think they want at least two months to get all the visas. I believe that they try to get the visas for the entire tour group at the same time.
olga werchola Dec 12, 2014 at 03:39 PM

Alan, you can get a second passport if you don't have enough time with your current one. Best bet is to call MIR and ask them directly.
Catherine Cloud Dec 12, 2014 at 05:03 PM

However long they say it's going to take it does; seemed like a long time to me so that second passport idea might really make sense. All in our group were worried and messaging each other awaiting the arrival of the visas. You really must apply for them by the time they say.
Leanne Kennedy Dec 12, 2014 at 08:37 PM

Not more than six weeks. MIR subcontracts to a firm in DC. You can contact Marina at MIR in Seattle and get the number of the visa company and call them ..a They are good about updating you. It took less time than they tell you.


Morse Kalt Dec 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I just returned from the October 25 tour. You can see a detailed summary of my experience at http://travelswithmoose.blogspot.com/2014/10/on-silk-road-central-asia-introduction.html
Leslie J Dec 11, 2014 at 01:01 PM

Great blog!! Thanks so much for posting the link. I'm glad to know not to go on this trip in October - I wouldn't have guessed the weather would be so cold then. Congrats on reaching 100 countries :)
Margaret Marshall Dec 12, 2014 at 03:20 PM

Thanks for your insight to the trip. Now I know what to expect. I hope it doesn't snow in April.
Carolyn Carlson Dec 12, 2014 at 04:04 PM

Really enjoyed your blog. We did the trip in Sept. 2013 and your blog brought back fun memories of our time there. What a contrast in temperatures, though. In mid-September is was 90-95 in many spots.
Leanne Kennedy Dec 12, 2014 at 08:39 PM

September whether was warm, lots of 80 degree days. October I was led to believe an unusual weather month.


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