Short Journeys: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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Take a journey on the road less travelled to two neighbouring countries in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The former is blessed with mountains and natural beauty, the latter with some of the world’s most stunning Islamic architecture. Both feature warm locals, adventure and a brilliant travelling experience for the traveller.

This book is the perfect introduction to the two countries. Chock full of experiences and tips, places to stay, money, transport and more. Although not a guidebook, this book is written with the goal of whetting the appetite for two countries which gave the author nothing but a great time. I visit Biskek, Karakol, Altyn Arashan, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. This book also includes a detailed account of travelling from Bishkek to Tashkent in one day, via Kazakhstan, a challenging exercise full of adventure.

Featuring over 45 photos of the region taken by the author, this book is full of love for a brilliant part of the world, the fifth book in the ‘Short Journeys’ range.

‘Short Journeys’ is a series of stories about my travels to different countries. Whilst they are not intended as a guide book, I have endeavoured to include information about where I stayed, what I ate, what I saw and how to go about it if you were to visit the countries in question. My previous writings – the ‘Dhaka to Dakar’ books, were simply travel experiences. This time I wanted to go a little further for the reader.

I wanted to include any stories and experiences I thought were interesting, important or amusing whilst I was travelling. I want to encourage you the reader to read, think about, and then perhaps go there yourself. You will find information on the places I stayed and visited, and how I got there and around.

Available on Amazon:

Short Journeys: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (Amazon US) [$1.39]

Short Journeys: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (Amazon UK) [£0.89]

Sgah-i-Zinda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan


Church in Karakol
Church in Karakol
Park in Bishkek
Park in Bishkek
Madrassa in Samarkand
Madrassa in Samarkand

5 thoughts on “Short Journeys: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

  1. Pingback: Central Asian tips and photos | World Journeys

  2. Vicki Clayton

    Hi Andrew,
    Having some issues purchasing your ebook. I’m thinking about Central Asia for next year and would love to read about your travels there. I’ve been to both Amazon US and UK and they’re telling me I can’t purchase because I’m not in their area! Can this be right? I’m in Melbourne Australia!
    Now I’m a bit worried cos I want to upload a self-published book to kindle fairly soon. Hmm, I think I’m missing something…

    1. Vicki thanks so much for wanting to purchase the book! That sounds strange and I fear Amazon has issues here and there which prevent purchases because of this. However, there is the Australian Amazon site now which I imagine is why you can’t do it from UK or US nowadays, it should redirect you there though which is what is puzzling me. Here’s the link –

      but I will also send you an email in the next five mins or so! Cheers!

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