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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Reasons Why Tajikistan Should Be On Your Travel Radar

Did you know that more than 90% of Tajikistan is covered in mountains, earning the name “Switzerland of Central Asia”? No? You’re not the only one. Most people can’t even point out the country on the map, despite being a close neighbor with the infamous Afghanistan. Not only that, Tajikistan also shares borders with several […]

Egypt: Essential Travel Tips Before Visiting The Giza Pyramid Complex

Egypt is one of the most fascinating places in the world. With a deeply rich history, this is a bucket-list destination for so many travellers. The place where the only Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still surviving through ages, has been my dream wanting to see it up close and personal. In 2015, with a […]

Huế: 9 Things To Do In The Imperial City Of Vietnam

If you fell in love with the charm of Hội An and hoping the rest of Central Vietnam be the same, you probably going be disappointed. But if you’re looking to see some beautiful historical sites, Huế is the place to be! Home to the ruling Emperors and fashionable elite, Huế was once the nation’s […]

Fergana Valley: The Birthplace of Souvenirs in Uzbekistan

“May I ask where did you get these from?” We asked, pointing at the cloth and pottery. “Hmm…from a place, Fergana Valley”, the shop owner answered honestly. Today Fergana Valley stretches across three former Soviet states, from eastern Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan. As such, it is an area of incomparable cultural and ethnic diversity […]

Tashkent: 15 Amazing Places To See In Uzbekistan’s Capital

Whilst it may not receive as much attention as the infamous Silk Road cities like Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva, Tashkent is definitely not a place to skip. It is a capital city that has an intriguing mix of Soviet-era architecture and religious mausoleums of several faiths, yet it is also a clean and modern city with […]

8 Places In Samarkand That Are Pretty Impressive

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 […]

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