Things To Know Before Backpacking In Kyrgyzstan

There is nothing like traveling to a place that’s distinctly unique. Postcard-like scenery, a wide variety of landscapes, nomadic heritage, and the lack of tourism impact, Kyrgyzstan is a highlight for many travellers that head to Central Asia. Not to mention Kyrgyzstan is wild country full of off the beaten path potential, yet relatively easy […]

Almaty: The Next Winter Sports Destination You Should Consider

Which country first comes into your mind if you got a choice for a winter getaway? Switzerland…Finland…Austria or maybe Korea? Kazakhstan is probably not everyone’s first destination to have in mind for a winter holiday due to its harsh climate. That’s what we thought too until we discovered how special Kazakhstan can be in Winter. […]

Kok Tobe: An Amusement Park On The Highest Point Of Almaty

Translated as “Blue Hill”, Kok Tobe is the highest point in the city of Almaty standing on a 1,100-meters hill at the Southeast edge of the city. Famous for its panoramic view, there are several observation platforms from which you can have a magnificent view of Almaty and the snowy peaks of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge. Home […]

Charyn Canyon: A Trip To Planet Mars In Kazakhstan

Known as “the Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan”, Charyn Canyon is a spectacular sight to be found in Central Asia. Created by the Charyn River, it lies around 200-kilometres East of Almaty and close to the Chinese border. The impressive canyon was eroded over 12-million years sculpted by wind, water and sand that vary from deep […]

A Guide To Visit Big Almaty Lake In Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake is surrounded high up by Trans-Ili Alatau mountains range, making it one of the most scenic lakes. For anyone who has ever glimpsed a picture of Big Almaty Lake on Instagram or the pages of Nat Geo, it is nearly impossible to get the vibrant turquoise color out of your head. Siting at an elevation […]

12 Awesome Places To Discover In Almaty

Formerly the capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is easily one of the most underrated cities I have ever been to. It is a hidden gem that hasn’t been overrun with tourists, yet. Located in the southeastern part of Kazakhstan, it is the cultural heartbeat of Kazakhstan. Like the rest of Central Asia’s countries, the city was hugely soviet-influenced […]

A Backpacker’s Guide To Travelling In Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a name commonly heard of among the -Stan countries, apart from Afghanistan. Yet many can’t really point its location on the map. Is it in Europe? Near to Russia? Or maybe somewhere in Asia? Kazakhstan is one of the few developing countries that can still be considered as an off-the-beaten-path destination. Geographically, it […]

5 Interesting Places To Visit In Khorog

Located approximately in the heart of the Pamir Highway: 600-kilometres to Dushanbe and 730-kilometres to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Khorog is the largest town in Pamirs with a population of around 30,000 people. It is a touristic center of Pamir that you can’t miss no matter which way you go: the northern road goes along a […]

Receiving The Most Gracious Hospitality In Khujand

Khujand is the second largest city in the country after Dushanbe with a handful of sites that can be seen in a day or two. It is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia having ruled by the Persians, Greek settlers, Scythian tribes, the Arab caliphate, the Mongol Hordes and the Soviets at some […]

Best Things To Do In And Around Dushanbe

Between the one hell of a road trip and hiking around one of the best off-beaten trekking destinations, Dushanbe is a welcoming oasis to take a break from the challenges of travelling in the rural region. Not as exciting as Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Dushanbe is a fairly quiet city with beautiful parks and good restaurants. In contrast […]

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