Made in Kyrgyzstan Expo is Starting Today!

  Business in Central Asia is buzzing with anticipation: the first ever international Made in Kyrgyzstan Expo is starting this weekend. Photo Credit: MiK Facebook On June 3rd and 4th, big and small, domestic and global companies will head to Kyrgyzstan for the Expo. Organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic […]

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Silkworm Cocoon Harvest in Uzbekistan Begins

  Right after China and India, Uzbekistan is one of the largest producers of this rare and expensive commodity. As the silkworm cocoon harvest in Uzbekistan begins, so does the controversy in rights violations. Photo Credit: Apichart Thodrat/Shutterstock.com Last year, silkworm breeders collected a whopping amount of 26,000 tons of cocoons. Since silkworm cocoons are very […]

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Turkistan: The Historical Heart of Kazakhstan

  Turkistan, a city located in Southern Kazakhstan is important for its significant cultural and religious role throughout the centuries. It is more than just an old town; it is history itself. Photo: Yasaui’s Mausoleum. Photo Credit: Edwin A short drive away (165 km) from the city of Shymkent lays the city that has been […]

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Aksu-Zhabagly is Blossoming for You!

  Spring is here, and as a centuries-old custom, the nature reserve of Aksu-Zhabagly dresses up in vibrant colours that mesmerize nature-lovers around the world. The biosphere reserve, however, is not only famous for its tulips…. Photo: The Aksu Canyon. Credit: Travelokazakhstan The small town of Zhabagly is situated not far from Shymkent, Kazakhstan’s southern […]

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The Wonders of Uzbekistan

  CA country that has played an important role through time, there are a lot of landmarks telling ancient stories scattered throughout the vast land. The wonders of Uzbekistan have a lot to offer for history fans all over the globe; architectural miracles and astonishing sites will sweep you off your feet and make you […]

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A Trekker’s Dream: Fann Mountains in Tajikistan

  One of the most favoured spots for trekkers in Central Asia is – beyond doubt – the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan. With its unique beauty and virtually untouched natural life, it’s easy to see why… Featured Photo: Allo Lake. Credit: HourWanderlust The Fann Mountains are located halfway between Samarkand and Dushanbe, in Western Tajikistan. […]

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The Most Beautiful Beaches in Central Asia

  Central Asian countries are not famous for their vast white-sand shores, but there are nevertheless some waterfronts that you just have to see. These beautiful beaches in Central Asia will have you gaping in amazement and trust us… you won’t want to leave! Photo Credit: YanaTheArtist Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan Located in the snowcapped Tian Shan […]

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The Chimgan Mountains – A Perfect Weekend Getaway

  Although this place is mostly known for its ski slopes, you’ll quickly realize one very important thing: it doesn’t matter whether it’s the summer or the winter, the Chimgan Moutains will provide you with umpteen things to do. Photo Credit: Caravanistan   Just 80 kilometers away from Tashkent you’ll find the vast Chimgan Mountains, […]

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Astana’s Magical Architecture

  Walking around Kazakhstan’s new capital city you’ll feel almost like you’re in a wonderful surreal dream, like you’re Alice in Wonderland. Well, Astana’s magical architecture will do that to you. Photo Credit: ibolyka1 Astana was named capital of Kazakhstan in 1998. Until then, the city was just a small outpost in the steppe. Now, […]

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NASA Images of Central Asia

  Just recently, NASA has released a whopping three million images taken of our Earth since 1999. They have covered almost 99% of the Earth’s surface, and the reason for their research was to discover why geological events occurred in order to be able to prepare for them. Photo Credit: AsterWeb   NASA’s satellite, called […]

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The Currencies of Central Asia Demystified

  You’re going to cross quite a number of countries during your adventure through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan; there are many types of currencies and denominations to keep in mind. To bring you up to speed on the currencies of Central Asia, here is a crash course on general exchange rates, banknotes and […]

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Apps for Off-Roading Through Central Asia

  It doesn’t matter what type of trip we’re talking about; it’s best to arrive prepared for anything and everything. Your smart phone could help you out in more ways than one, so here are the apps for off-roading through Central Asia. Happy adventuring! Photo Credit: Georgie Pauwels Maps.me Sometimes, it’ll happen that you have […]

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