Kyzylkum: The Desert of Red Sand

  We drive through the Kyzylkum Desert on the Central Asia Rally. Much of the Central Asia Rally is spent discovering the unexpected: glorious medieval cities, tranquil lakes, and incredible mountain passes. However, we also traverse less surprising Central Asian terrain: desert. The Kyzylkum, which in local Turkic languages means “red sand”, is one of the largest deserts […]

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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 […]

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