Posts of our blog by tag "Central Asia"

November 29, 2019

Top 3 Kyrgyz traditions that are best to be forgotten

Here we will describe the top 3 weirdest traditions of Kyrgyzstan that are better to be forgotten but, although rare, they still occur in some regions of Kyrgyzstan.   People often argue about traditions a lot. Whether they are needed or not, do they help to live or do they ha ...
November 24, 2019

A little guide on how and where to best enjoy the Bishkek city nightlife.

Walking around Bishkek during the day, it’s hard to imagine that there is nightlife in this city. Let's face it, the capital of Kyrgyzstan is rather dull. It’s hard to see bright colors in the city, and people don’t look like they can dance all night long. We hurry to pleasantly ...
January 10, 2019

Main museums in Uzbekistan

One of the best ways to learn about a country’s culture, history, and development in general is to observe its museums that will help to get information about a place faster than by living there and in a more interesting way than the one that is represented by just learning throu ...
November 26, 2018

Samarkand travel guide – Local destinations

History of Samarkand dates back to 8th BC. In the Greek sources of the 1st millennium, Samarkand is referred to as Marokand, and in other sources as Afrosiab. Already at that time the city was prosperous where crafts, trade and culture developed. Later in 329 BC, Samarkand was se ...
November 19, 2018

Tour to Uzbekistan – Explore the capital

The intersection of geography and history in Uzbekistan is part of what makes it a place of such intrigue and opportunity. If you have decided to visit this country, the best way for your start is to become acquainted with Tashkent. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan since 193 ...
July 31, 2018

Kyrgyz Yurt

What is Yurt? Yurt is a symbol of Kyrgyz home. It is a portable house, which is easy to construct.  Even nowadays Kyrgyz people use yurts on holidays, weddings or funerals. Traditional house is very important for Kyrgyz people. Even the flag of the Kyrgyz Republic depicts a yurt. ...
December 25, 2017

5 best historical and architectural sights of China Xinjiang region.

This is the second article devoted to the most popular attractions of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi) that you can add to your Travel China Must visit list. We will advise you to visit 5 most amazing historical and architectural sites of this region. Kashgar Market On ...
October 17, 2017

Best places to visit in Chinese Kashgar.

Historical buildings of Kashgar will show you how the caravans of the Great Silk Route rested and lived here. For several centuries the architecture style has built up and it is not easy to distinguish an eight-century inn from what was built in the 14th century. This is a uniq ...
October 2, 2017

Security and Safety in Uzbekistan

Questions have been raised about whether or not Uzbekistan is safe. With the several tours I have made to Uzbekistan, I can assure that Uzbekistan safety should not be doubted. Here are some aspects of Uzbekistan safety. Crime There have been infrequent episodes of robbing and ...
September 25, 2017

After Sunset in Tashkent

Tashkent is a city of numerous delightful spots to visit, parks, gardens, monuments, green sidewalks and a contamination-free environment. However, Tashkent tourism appears to have their sights settled somewhere else. For a predominantly Muslim state, Tashkent appears to have set ...
May 3, 2017

Travel Guide of Almaty; The vibrant city

The area of Almaty, Kazakhstan is named after Kazakhstan's greatest, most energetic and most charming city, the previous capital Almaty. The city is an awesome place to test a portion of the grand scenes in the encompassing area. There is truly a great deal to do. One minute you ...
May 3, 2017

Turkmenistan the Lonely Planet

Turkmenistan is an extensive nation situated at inland Asia. It possesses a zone of 488,100 km squared. It flanked by Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The geographic position of the nation is very secluded since it stays at a distance from the earth's major financial ...
March 6, 2017

Cycling in Central Asia

One of the best ways to spend your time is by cycle touring. The environment is not suitable for cycle touring, though, so if one is planning to cycle tour, they must be aware of the possible pitfalls. There are many kilometres to cover, and the population is very sparse. The tem ...
February 10, 2017

Yurt Camping in Central Asia

Yurts have always been traditional homes for the Central Asia nomads since time immemorial. The yurts are portable, rugged and circular felt-covered tents that you will often see while you are taking your tours around central Asia especially in Kyrgyzstan. It is usually made from ...
January 23, 2017

Silk Road Holidays: Getting all of the Stan’s Straight

People leave out Central Asia from their holiday trips more often than not. They get dazzled by all of the pictures and information and tourism options there are in places like France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. They don’t realize that just a bit farther east, there are s ...
January 6, 2017

The Beauty of Uzbekistan National Cuisine

Uzbekistan, a landlocked nation, hovers between Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, so you can imagine its national food has become affected. The mixture of these three large areas of the world have brought a richness to the culture, the lifestyle, and the food. For those who are ...
September 28, 2016

Turkmenistan’s main attractions

Turkmenistan is the country where the past is present even now in a perfect harmony with future. The thing you should know about Turkmenistan is that the tales from “1001 nights” are mostly happening here. Turkmenistan though is one of the closest countries in the world, is as we ...
September 19, 2016

Samarkand- the stone fort of Uzbekistan.

Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, it’s about the same age as Babylon and Rome, many cultures are mixed here and many conquerors admired and hailed this city, form Alexander the Great to Tamerlan. Ancient poets and historians called it “Rome of the East”. Inside ...
September 14, 2016

Why travel to Silk Road Countries?

You might ask yourself, why travelling through the Silk Road and what’s so special about it, well, now it’s the right time for answering you! Silk Road is an ancient route which existed for hundreds of years and its name is derived from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carrie ...
August 16, 2016

Kyrgyzstan tourism news: Ticket Sales Started for Second World Nomad Games

Ticket sales for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Second World Nomad Games has recently been started. The World Nomad Games will take place from September 3-8, 2016 at Lake Issyk-Kul and should be #1 in your Kyrgyzstan travel plan for this Autumn!  Tickets can be bought ...
August 4, 2016

Visit Tajikistan and have a great choice of souvenirs!

In Tajikistan for many centuries is preserved textile production and pottery and it has not lost adherence to national motives. Therefore, to find a souvenir for loved ones or memorable thing for yourself is very simple. Furthermore in Tajikistan there are many markets where you ...
June 21, 2016

Travel Turkmenistan – 5 great ideas of souvenirs from this country.

 Turkmenistan is the birthplace of silk homespun fabric called "Keteni". Turkmenistan has successfully practiced sericulture for centuries: homespun fabric due to its durability is appreciated and in demand worldwide. The defining feature of "keteni" is a color that depends ...
May 30, 2016

Kyrgyzstan tourism great events opened the summer season on Issyk-Kul lake!

Fairy Issyk-Kul lake framed by snow-capped peaks of Tien Shan - one of the biggest and most amazing mountain lakes in the world. On the shore of this brilliant lake in Cholpon-Ata city on May 7 2016 were held Tourist Festival "Salam Issyk-Kul 2016" and the International Tourism F ...
May 4, 2016

Important tips you should know when travel Turkmenistan. Part 1.

Turkmenistan is definitely worth to visit as traveling here you will discover such an alluring life: skullcaps and pilaf, Akhal-Teke horses, and colorful folk weddings, green tea, the famous carpets of dazzling beauty, the lightest silk and honey melon. Among other things, you ca ...
January 5, 2016

Silk Route adventures continue in fabulous Turkmenistan!

Having visited most of the countries of Central Asia, I came to the conclusion that Turkmenistan is the most prosperous and promising ones, as well as in terms of tourism. Turkmenistan – one of the five countries leading in oil production in the world. Despite the fact that there ...
November 16, 2015

Urumqi, China: Visiting One of China’s Most Eclectic Cities

Urumqi, China may not be as well known as say, Beijing, but it is actually a likely place that you will wander through if you are doing some traveling between China and various Silk Road countries, like Kyrgyzstan.  Urumqi is actually one of the places to visit in China if you wa ...
October 27, 2015

A People Group You Never Knew You Could Meet When Visiting Kyrgyzstan

You may not be aware of this as you plan your trip to Kyrgyzstan, but there is a unique people group that resides within the country that can really only be found in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They are a group of Chinese Muslims called the Dungan people. The total po ...
October 19, 2015

How to Photograph China’s Most Iconic Animal during Your Tour of China

Okay, you have starting planning your China vacation.  Since there are so many fantastic destinations to check out, how are you going to whittle them all down and choose which ones you will visit with the limited amount of time that you have?  China is soaked in history to be sur ...
October 15, 2015

Silk Road Dark Market vs Silk Road Explore Travel Agency

The history of «Silk Road» began back in 2011. The main idea of the website was a combination of technology of anonymous access to the resource through Tor and anonymous payment for goods using Bitcoin. Such artifices were required for the simple reason: most of the products at t ...
July 17, 2015

How to Spend a Relaxing Holiday in Almaty, Kazakhstan

If you are planning a trip to Kazakhstan, then at least 1 day in Almaty is highly recommended.  Almaty, Kazakhstan used to be the capital of the country until it was changed to Astana in 1997.  So, while Alamty is not the capital, it still has that capital feel that most locals a ...
May 19, 2015

An Uzbekistan Silk Road Destination You Never Knew You Would Love

Deserts. Camels. Spices. Caravans. Marketplaces. Traders. Mosques. These are all things we think of when we image the Silk Road in Central Asia.  Uzbekistan Silk Road trade routes are some of the best ones to visit for lovers of architecture and history to be sure, but also for p ...
May 8, 2015

Helpful Information about Tashkent for Your Trip to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is gaining traction in the tourism world these days by drawing Silk Road enthusiasts, history and architecture lovers. It is a unique country that lays claim to Silk Road history, has an Islamic heritage, but also has a lot of Soviet influence. In this regard, it is an ...
April 23, 2015

GOING TO RESTAURANTS IN KYRGYZSTAN: WHAT’S HAPPENING?

When you first arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, picking up some city guides/maps of the city you are in is always a smart move. There is an excellent city guide called Welcome Journal available in Bishkek as well as a couple free maps of the city. (There are good maps available in ...
April 6, 2015

How to Get into, out of, & Back to Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan

Figuring out visa requirements and arranging how to get to and from international airports can be one of the most stressful parts of international travel. Thankfully, getting through Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan is quite easy these days for citizens of the European U ...
February 3, 2015

Soundtrack of the Silk Road

When you first started reading up on Kyrgyzstan, what did you find?  I’ll bet that as you read different travel forums about Kyrgyzstan or Kyrgyzstan travel blogs you were swamped with information about its beautiful mountain scenery or ancient nomadic culture. Those are both hug ...
January 15, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Car Rentals: Helpful Hints to Prepare for Your Trip

Do you enjoy the freedom of driving when and where you want when you travel? Do you like being able to make spur-of-the-moment decisions about where you’d like to go and places you’d like to explore? If so, then renting a car in Kyrgyzstan is a great option for you to see the cou ...
December 19, 2014

The 3 Most Common Languages Spoken in the Kyrgyz Republic

Planning on traveling around Kyrgyzstan?  If you are, you’ll undoubtedly be conversing with a large number of locals during your stay, especially if your goal is to travel independently in Kyrgyzstan.  If you’re not planning to do any independent travel in Kyrgyzstan, but instead ...
October 27, 2014

The Perfect Wintertime Destination for Your Next Backcountry Tour

Tucked away in Central Asia is a small country that is rife with potential for wintertime backcountry tour lovers, Kyrgyzstan.  Never heard of Kyrgyzstan?  Kyrgyzstan is an almost entirely mountainous country located west of China and south of Kazakhstan.  It’s the farthest count ...
October 25, 2014

3 Exotic Silk Road Tour Destinations located in Central Asia

It seems like the Silk Road has been reduced to little more than a quick chapter in history books these days.  Exciting or intriguing aren’t exactly adjectives people use at the mention of the Silkway, but why is that?  In actuality, the Silk Road was a 2,000-year-old vehicle for ...
October 5, 2014

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Kyrgyzstan

As you look at the mountain pastures in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll notice lots of sheep, goats, cows, horses, and even some yaks.  Since much of the country is engaged in breeding livestock, meat is a substantive part of traditional and modern Kyrgyz cuisine.  Mutton, horse meat, and bee ...
September 30, 2014

Kyrgyzstan: The Land of Nomads

There’s something about nomadic life that’s always intrigued me.  I think it’s the fact that nomads could get along just fine even if civilization collapsed.  There’s something that demands respect from being able to live off the land, moving with the flow of the seasons and havi ...
September 28, 2014

5 Spectacular Alpine Lakes Scattered throughout Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s rippling mountain landscape is topped with stark glaciers, accented with energetic rivers, and covered with just shy of 2,000 lakes, making it the most vibrant and green of all the Central Asian counties.  The alpine lakes of Kyrgyzstan are particularly beautiful fac ...
September 22, 2014

The Most Fascinating Silk Road Destinations in Kyrgyzstan

I’ve always felt the Central Asian countries to be exotic and mysterious, envisioning traders with caravans of camels bursting with spices and valuable merchandise, fighting against the whims of nature to reach distant lands.  Central Asia has such a wild, infectious history due ...
September 16, 2014

How to Meet Knights in Bishkek

Bishkek often seems deceptively simple to visitors from other countries. The editorial board of "Welcome!" wants to dispel this impression by telling you about the mysterious Black Guard (The Black Company).  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?We all know that people prefer gathering ...
September 12, 2014

Nightlife in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

If sitting inside a hotel room while you’re in Bishkek seems boring to you, step out into the city and explore Bishkek’s many dance halls and nightclubs.  Even cafes and restaurants that are quiet in the afternoon are transformed into lively hangout spots in the evening.  Live mu ...
August 11, 2014

6 Reasons Central Asia is the Go-to Destination for Travelers

The mysteries and enchantments of Central Asia have been dismissed from the adventure traveling spotlight for far too long.  A child of learned survival, ancient economic passageways, and a wandering spirit, adventure and otherworldly appeal is this region’s birthright.  Here are ...
August 5, 2014

History Tours in Kyrgyzstan That Will Leave You Wanting More

For travelers that are students of the past, Kyrgyzstan is a spectacular destination to delve into Central Asian history.  There are numerous opportunities to take an educational holiday along the ancient Silk Road.  You can visit the sites of ancient petroglyphs, walk where cara ...
July 30, 2014

A Map of Kyrgyzstan: Dive in & Explore!

“Where the heck is Kyrgyzstan?  I didn’t even know that was a country!”  This is a common reaction for most people when confronted with the country of Kyrgyzstan.  To find Kyrgyzstan on a world map, just look for China and Kazakhstan (south of Russia).  You’ll see Kyrgyzstan tuck ...
July 26, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Food: What MakesTraditional Kyrgyz Cuisine so Unique

Traditional Kyrgyzstan cuisine is based on the country’s ancient nomadic traditions.  Kyrgyz people roamed the steppes and mountains of Central Asia for centuries and nowadays are settled mainly in the mountains of the Tien Shan.  Due to the grueling amount of work it takes to he ...
March 11, 2014

Why Should I Take a Central Asian Vacation?

The mysteries and enchantments of Central Asia have been dismissed from the adventure traveling spotlight for far too long.  A child of learned survival, ancient economic passageways, and a wandering spirit, adventure and otherworldly appeal is this region’s birthright.  Here are ...