Tips for Driving in Central Asia

  Central Asia might be a place tucked away at what feels like the end of the world, but it’s a vast place. Kazakhstan alone is one of the largest landlocked countries in the world, and Uzbekistan itself is no shy and small place either. With vast and varying lands, ancient cultures and being one […]

Continue Reading

Central Asian News Roundup

  We’ve already shown you the weird sites of Central Asia, but what about the strange going events that are happening there? To give you and idea about Central Asia’s unique world, we’ve compiled a list of some of the headlines to make it out of the Stans this week. Here is some Central Asian […]

Continue Reading

The Weirdest Sites in the Stans!

  Central Asia is already a bizarre place in the world. For many it’s hidden land of legend, sounding like something out of an Indiana Jones movie or the homeland of a James Bond villain. But with the sweeping steppes, rolling deserts, high mountain peaks and deep lakes, Central Asia is an area rich in […]

Continue Reading

Traveling Through Central Asia? How to Stay Connected on the Road

  One of the joys of traveling through Central Asia is the feeling of being at the edge of the world, being cut off from all the stresses and responsibilities from back home for a few weeks. However, just sometimes it’s good to check in with family and friends, boast with epic photos on social […]

Continue Reading

Central Asia’s European Frontier – The Volga Delta

  On the edge of Europe, dipping into the European side of Kazakhstan, the Volga Delta is the largest of its kind in Europe. The river itself plays an iconic role in Russian life, winding round the European part of the country for over 3500km before emptying into the Caspian Sea. The Volga Story The […]

Continue Reading

What to Eat in Central Asia

  To the first time traveller, the cuisine in Central Asia might conjure up daunting images resembling something out an Indiana Jones movie, and while Central Asia’s cuisine is unique, we’re going to help you by breaking it down region by region, giving you a little background knowledge for your next trip!   Kazakhstan   […]

Continue Reading

Kyrgyzstan – What to See and Do!

  Kyrgyzstan is one of Central Asia’s most welcoming destinations, and being one of the only countries in the region that allows many tourists in visa free, it’s easy to see why most travelers looking to sample Central Asia make a bee-line to Kyrgyzstan. While Kyrgyzstan seems to miss the glamour of neighboring Uzbekistan’s Silk […]

Continue Reading

Karakalpakstan – the Stan within the Stan

  Living under the shadow of the Aral Sea disaster, this region in Uzbekistan spreading for miles across a salty desert has mostly earned its international reputation in travel for its disaster tourism. However, while Karakalpakstan may lack the plush beauty you’ll find in Samarkand’s turquoise colored domes or the fertile Fergana Valley, this region […]

Continue Reading

Top 7 Markets in Central Asia

With a legacy such as the Silk Road, it goes without saying that Central Asia is famed for its markets. It’s inevitable that there will be some romantic notion accompanying a bazaar in Samarkand and other iconic Silk Road cities, but which are Central Asia’s best markets? Here are the best markets in Central Asia. […]

Continue Reading

The 7 Best Lakes of Central Asia

Central Asia might be locked away from the Oceans of the world, bordering only on the Caspian Sea, which by most definitions is a very large saline lake, and along with the disappearing Aral Sea, the region might feel parched of its water source. However, the Stans of Central Asia sport some of the world’s […]

Continue Reading

Wakhan Corridor: The Other Side of Afghanistan

Afghanistan conjures up images of barren country torn up by war, but it’s pretty quiet in the northern part of the country skirting the Tajik border.

Continue Reading

Riding the Rooftop of the World – Driving the Pamir Highway

Running along the rooftop of the world, the Pamir Highway is a road like no other. Officially named the M41 Highway, the road traversing the Pamir Mountains was a piece of Soviet Engineering set in place to facilitate troops, transport and provisions to the wilder regions of the Soviet Empire. This route links up northern […]

Continue Reading