Karakol, Kyrgyzstan – the ‘Switzerland’ of Central Asia

Central Asia is a place that leads people to imagine endless steppe, deserts, horses, excessively grotesque buildings in the capital cities, but one thing people probably don't imagine is Europe-like forests on mountains. But that's exactly what you find in eastern Kyrgyzstan!

Essential Tips for Travel to Uzbekistan!

So, you want to go to Uzbekistan? No? You should, it’s an amazing country with incredible history and more! Friendly people, amazing architecture, parks, fountains, museums, improving transport infrastructure which now includes high-speed rail, it’s becoming more and more accessible as well, really – it could be the next BIG THING. It could be the next big destination people start to flock too!

Turkmenistan’s Enigmatic Leader, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuTX71sea-c Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow may not be a name you are familiar with, or one that can be easily spelt or pronounced, but as I have recently been to the very unique Turkmenistan recently, and considering he's quite the 'dude', I thought sharing this was appropriate. Destination Turkmenistan is made all the more bizarre by it's …

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Essential Tips for Travel to Tajikistan

Folks last year I went through three countries in Central Asia, all with the pluses and minuses, but ultimately three countries I enjoyed travelling. Tajikistan was the first country I stepped into to explore, and as with all over Central Asia I really enjoyed it as a destination. It is mountainous, varied, has some amazing …

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Turkmenistan – The FULL Story Part Two – Ashgabat, Merw and Mary

Howdy all! Yes, it’s back to Turkmenistan today for some of the world’s most interesting and different travel sites as I explore this bizarre and draw-dropping destination. Last week I presented the fist part – here >>> Turkmenistan – A 5-Day Tour Part One – and today I will conclude this amazing adventure, hard to …

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Turkmenistan 5-Day Tour – The FULL STORY (Part One)

Howdy all. I have planned to write a detailed dissection of my tour through Turkmenistan last year, a country which is a hell of a destination, and one that is generally off the traditional and well-worn ‘travel map’ as it were. And today is the day! I wind the clock back nine months (with 2020 …

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Train Journeys – Samarkand to Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

I’d taken this route before back in 2011. As part of the longer Tashkent to Bukhara – this whole journey was in May or June and it was 40 degrees outside. This was before the introduction of high speed rail to the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. The first high speed rail in Uzbekistan was …

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