Comments on: Three Years on the Road; Three Travel Secrets travel wide, live deep Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:50:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Daniel Noll Fri, 07 Jan 2011 04:23:42 +0000 @Eva and Jeremy: I had occasion to come back to this post and realized that I never responded to your comment. You know, those Georgian dumplings (khinkali) are a dream, particularly when they are made well. My tummy is rumbling as I write this.
@flip: I highly recommend it. The Caucasus and Central Asia get little attention, which makes them all the more fascinating than they already are (which is to say a lot).
@Bill: The Pamirs are said to be just behind the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush, not only in geography, but also in scale.

By: Bill Sat, 23 Jan 2010 04:41:07 +0000 The Pamirs look like an incredible destination, Himalaya-like. I had no idea they were that spectacular.

By: flip Fri, 01 Jan 2010 13:05:37 +0000 wow! what an interesting place to go… i’ve been dreaming of doing an overland trip to those landlocked countries… one day, i’ll go there… i hope

happy new year!!!

wishing you more travels to come this 2010!

By: Eva & Jeremy Rees Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:09:28 +0000 Great tips! A great read and a momentous anniversary — thanks for sharing you journey.
The Georgian dumplings made our tummies grumble, but the pear drink was a nice memory — we spent half an hour trying to figure out what the tarragon one was without reading the label — I wish these sodas were exported!

By: Daniel Noll Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:51:57 +0000 @David: Thanks. If you would like any advice about the Caucasus and Central Asia beyond what’s on our site, just give us a shout.
@Jodi: Thanks for “…inflatable pig” recommendation. It’s been recommended repeatedly to us, so a must-read it is.
@Lindsey: Perhaps the Caucasus and Central Asia made such an impression because we felt like we traveled it rather deeply (we had quite a few contacts throughout the region) and – relatively speaking – we had the place to ourselves. If you go, let us know.
@Frank: The dumplings – the Georgians call them khinkali – are tasty and surprisingly artistic.
@Diane: Georgia was quite a place. We loved Tbilisi; we even harbored dreams of buying an apartment there. And the people throughout the country just kept surprising us in pleasant ways.
@pam: Yep, that’s Georgian food and Georgian hospitality. It’s just about impossible to come away hungry and very possible to come away drunk.
@Dave and Deb: Thank you!
@Pete: Love your comments. Clever as always.
@Matt: Although the clock started ticking on this non-stop journey in 2006, we were actually just talking about how our travels really began in 1998, after Audrey joined the Peace Corps. And to think, we haven’t lived in the U.S. since 2001. Time flies.
@Agne: Thanks!

By: Aaron Schubert Mon, 21 Dec 2009 14:41:54 +0000 That was a good read. I like these secrets. It helps to have someones experience to guide you along the way. Thanks for sharing!


By: Agne Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:22:08 +0000 Happy 3 years anniversary :)

By: Nomadic Matt Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:39:58 +0000 hmm i thought u had been going longer than me….isn’t it crazy how long 3 yrs is? I tell people and they think I am lying…

By: Pond Jumpers: Croatia Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:53:54 +0000 I’m new to the blog and just wanted to say congrats on three years abroad and for hitting up so many unique places. It is a great read!

By: Pete De Ritter Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:13:17 +0000 I knew that you guys cast a long shadow even before you posted the top photo.