You get one piece of carrion luggage…

December 11, 2009

Blog Guy, I know you’re a respected travel writer and I need some advice. I’m going to Kazakhstan next week, and…..

Do you mind if I ask why?

That’s a funny story. I got it mixed-up with Scotland, and now it’s too late to change. So what’s the best domestic airline for getting from place to place over there?

eagle air three 500

There is one small one that’s kind of unusual. They tie a huge eagle on your wrist, put you on a horse that gallops around 30 miles per hour then abruptly stops at the edge of a steep abyss, and the eagle takes over.

Are the lavatories clean?

I don’t think you understand. Screaming eagles with razor-sharp talons… Thundering hooves….

Looks like they have three seats across. I hope I don’t get that middle seat. I don’t like those.

Frozen tundra… Deadman’s Curve…Circling vultures…Two-mile drop…

Is the food good?

Uh, yeah. It’s great. Bon voyage….


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Above: Hunters ride with their eagles during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, Kazakhstan, December 5, 2009. When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey.

REUTERS photos by Shamil Zhumatov

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Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

This looks like my type of flying…

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

And this is my kinda horse riding… though I must say, I can stay 5 mins on a horse… cant bear it when it starts to trot…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

*groan* at the title pun.

The photos are quite beautiful though.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

LMR, Come on!!! Title puns are Bob’s specialities… !! You should know!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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