Just by to the ancient city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, the desert oasis of Khwarezm offers a treasure trove of anthropological and archaeological history. Dotting the vast desert of what used to be ancient Khwarezm are the ruins of countless towns and forts collectively known as the Golden Ring; they’re definitely worth a visit […]Continue Reading
Tamerlane – Conqueror of the World
Timur was patron of arts, literature and architecture, he loved intellectual debates and made his capital Samarkand the most important center of arts and Islamic scholarship of his time. Even though he was illiterate, he spoke 3 languages, among them Turkic and Persian. He was a military genius, an extraordinary tactician, exceptionally smart – […]Continue Reading
Can You Do Central Asia on a Budget?
When we think of travelling Asia many believe that you can survive on about $10 a day or something equally ridiculous, but the moment you put a search into Google to get more information on traveling in Central Asia, you’re posed with the depressing reality that tripping through the Stans is not going to […]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