Tag: #travel

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 […]

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 […]

Adam’s Peak: All You Need To Know For This Incredible Hike

Adam’s Peak is a pilgrimage mountain located in central Sri Lanka (known locally as Sri Pada), with a peak of 2,243-meters high. This mountain is renowned for the “sacred footprint”, though who the footprint belongs to will differ depending on your religion. The Buddhists believe the footprint is the Buddha’s left foot, the Hindus claim it belongs to […]

Jaffna: Exploring the Northern Islands

It’s not just the city of Jaffna you need to see during your visit to the north of Sri Lanka. The villages away from it and the islands in particular are a stark contrast to it, even more so from the more well-traveled towns and villages of the south. Therefore, your trip to Jaffna would […]

Northern Sri Lanka: 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jaffna

For almost 30-years, Jaffna had been cut off from outside world due to one of the longest running civil war in Asia. Some people might question the sanity of visiting a former war zone that is still hard at work rebuilding itself. Personally, we can’t think of a better time to visit Sri Lanka’s northern […]

21 Things That Will Take You By Surprise in Sri Lanka

From the lush green landscape of the hill country where tea pickers paint the landscape to rich cultural history up the North to the postcard perfect beaches along the south coast. The magical land of Sri Lanka is one just waiting to be discovered. Here’s some of the things we discovered during our trip in […]

Back To Top