Why I'm Not In Kyrgyzstan

Why I’m Not In Kyrgyzstan Right Now

Derek Kyrgyzstan, Travel Tales, Ukraine 49 Comments

On July 18th, I was sitting at a cafe in Bucharest talking to a fellow traveler, Jeremy, from TheWorldOrBust.com, when he randomly mentioned that Pegasus Airlines, a budget airline based out of Turkey, was offering extremely cheap airfares from Bucharest to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Interesting. Upon hearing this piece of news, I decided to double-check his claim and …

Is Yemen Safe For Travelers

Is Yemen Safe For Travelers?

Derek Travel Tales, Yemen 104 Comments

When I started researching how I could travel to Yemen, I must admit that I assumed it would not be possible at all. Given the strongly worded government travel warnings about this country, coupled with the fact that any positive news about Yemen seems to be in great shortage, I just figured that things such as obtaining a tourist visa …