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Hua Shan: Conquering One of the Most Dangerous Hike in the World

You have probably seen photos of tourists hanging off the side of a stunning mountain. Or walking across a few thin planks bolted into a mountainside, their faces animated with adrenaline or fear. If you’re in Xi’an for the famous Terracotta Warriors, why not take a day-trip to Huayin (45-minutes from Xi’an by train). Here lies Hua Shan, also known […]

Samarkand: The City of Crossing and Unification of World Cultures

Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. Much like the time-worn ruins of Athens or Rome, the mosaic-covered masterpieces of ancient Samarkand stand like misplaced islands among the urban sprawl of a modern city; gleaming peaks of turquoise and rustic bricked-walls eaten […]

Bukhara: Exploring Uzbekistan’s Holiest City

Set between the slight hectic scenes of Samarkand and the maze-like alleyways of Khiva, Bukhara is a happy medium. Rising from sprawling sand dunes, this twinkling turquoise city was built directly on the Silk Road. It was one of the main intellectual centers of the commerce, education, and religion in the 9th and 10th century. Be […]

Khiva – Time Travel To The forgotten Silk Road

It’s far they said, but it’s so worth the effort to get there. And they couldn’t have been more right. Khiva is often missed out by travellers visiting Uzbekistan, mainly due to its long distance from either Bukhara or Tashkent. It’s understandable to disregard Khiva, considering once you have seen Samarkand and Bukhara, you may feel you have experienced […]

Karakalpakstan – A Guide To The Aral Sea Ship Graveyard

Have you ever heard about the Republic of Karakalpakstan (or Qaraqalpaqstan)? No? Well, don’t worry, because most people don’t know about the existence of this theoretically autonomous northwestern end of Uzbekistan which is now poor and hungry for water. Truth is, most people don’t know much about Uzbekistan either. Read More: Useful Tips To Know Before […]

Useful Tips To Know Before Travelling to Uzbekistan

With its stretches of stunning architecture, rich culture and gorgeous landscapes marking the country’s importance along the ancient Silk Road, Uzbekistan offers travellers an unique adventure. As any Uzbekistan travel guide can confirm, Uzbekistan is the number one country to visit if you want to witness the spectacular marketplace buildings and mosques of the Silk […]

9 Reasons Why Uzbekistan Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

When we told people that we were going to Uzbekistan, the reactions we got all shared a similar thought; “Why Uzbekistan?” “Where is that?” “What is there to do there?” Truth is, we barely knew anything about traveling to Uzbekistan either. We were purely thirsty to explore somewhere less-known; somewhere relatively untouched. Among all the […]

Sri Lanka: Our One-Month Backpacking Itinerary and Budget Breakdown

Sri Lanka is truly a fascinating country with breathtaking tea plantations, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals and mouth-watering food. We spent slightly more than 4-weeks here and found it to be a perfectly feasible budget destination, with cheap transportation options, reasonable food costs, and decent room rates. This country has so much to offer; even after […]

Central Highlands: Our favourite things to do in Ella and Nuwara Eliya

Central Highlands in Sri Lanka is a laid-back region surrounded by the beautiful greens of tea leaves. Out of all the amazing destinations we have visited in Sri Lanka, nowhere can compare with Central Highlands. The train ride alone is one of the most stunning train journeys we have undertaken, with comfortable cool climate all […]

Kandy to Ella – One of the World’s Most Scenic Train Rides

Travelling in trains is both a beautiful and affordable way to see the Sri Lanka. The train trip from Ella to Kandy, or the reversed way, is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent train rides in the world. This train ride is 7-hours long and takes you through lush green jungle, stunning landscapes of terraced […]

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