Posts of our blog by tag "Cultural traditions"

October 2, 2017

Culture of Kazakhstan

Welcome to this helpful aide for Kazakhstan. Should you hope to move, tour, live or work together in this sovereign state, we will give you a supportive head start on getting to know about the nation and the cultures. Attire While contemporary Kazakhs wear a considerable number ...
September 5, 2017

When to visit Uzbekistan

The most appropriate time to visit Uzbekistan is from March to May and September to November, with the wonderful weather, albeit early in May will observe upsetting 40° plus temperatures in Bukhara and Khiva. In Uzbekistan, this is likewise the time when the largest percentages o ...
August 9, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Culture: History and Traditions

Kyrgyz Customs and Traditions Kyrgyzstan culture takes its underlying foundations in the distant past. Turkic tribes that relocated in the early Middle Ages from the domain of the Altay and East Turkestan by a great extent affected the formation of Kyrgyzstan. Before the twentie ...
August 8, 2017

Culture and Traditions of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan culture is one of the brightest and unique societies of Central Asia. It is incomparable national music, dance moves, and painting, remarkable national kitchen and garments. The Uzbek national music is described as an assortment of subjects and classes. The tunes and d ...
March 23, 2017

Top Cities to visit in China

Beijing - Imperial Capital The capital city of China is Beijing. In the case of the international travelers, this is the first choice destination when you go for China holiday. It has an excellent mixture of modernity and classic sophistication. If you are interested in getting ...
March 9, 2017

Kazakh national food

Kazakh national food has its basis on the traditional nomad cuisine had to be easy to cook. It is majorly composed of meat (horse and lamb) based with some components of dairy products and bread. Since the weather in Kazakhstan is very challenging, the food was not only nutritiou ...
January 10, 2017

Travel in China: Chinese New Year

Take New Year’s Eve in Times Square and times it by 1000. That’s what the Chinese New Year holiday population is like in China! It is a celebration, also known as “Spring Festival” in which people celebrate the start of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It’s celebrated in countries ...
November 25, 2016

Travelling to Uzbekistan in a nutshell

Uzbekistan - the heart of ancient Sogdiana, Timur’s goal and the last frontier of the empire of Alexander the Great. In ancient times, here were born and extinguished the empire, there was a brisk trade and passed the ancient knowledge; Uzbekistan today - is the heart of Central ...
October 21, 2016

The must know facts for travelling to China

China looks like the place where everything is fast and takes life.  It is beautiful, enchanting, inspiring and always has a story to tell to you, the things that nobody tells you, is that China is by far not so magic and perfect as it seems on the first sight. Let’s look more in ...
October 18, 2016

Eat in kazakhstan like a local

When travelling to Kazakhstan, you might frequently ask yourself, what to eat and how to eat just like locals, o let’s get today more into the local Kazakh cuisine and meet the country through food. Kazakh love tea They love it very much, actually the consume per person is 1.5k ...
October 4, 2016

Tourism in Iran is diverse and full of activities.

In Iran everyone can find what he’s most likely into, skiing and hiking in the Alborz Mountains, beach by the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea, cultural splendours and exploring the ancient city of Persepolis, everything is possible in Iran. The archaeological style of Iran is one o ...
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 ...
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 ...
April 6, 2016

Azerbaijan tourism invites to visit Lankaran!

Azerbaijan city Lankaran has a very good geographical location with fertile nature and subtropical climate. In the vicinity of the town there are hot springs, the water of which is used in medical and health-improving purposes.Getting there. Getting to the city is possible by rai ...
March 2, 2016

Azerbaijan travel useful information: part 1.

Modern Azerbaijan is almost the same country as decades ago, and its main wealth - oil and nature. The country occupies 9 out of 11 known ecological zones. You can even see here the subtropical forest (near the Iranian border and Lerik). And oil gushes out of the ground almost ev ...
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 ...
December 29, 2015

Visit Tajikistan capital Dushanbe for exciting discoveries and traditional Asian leisure!

This post will be most useful for those planning a trip to the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. For the last three years Dushanbe became very familiar to me due to certain reasons, so I would like to write how to spend good holidays in Dushanbe.Where to stay: Many hotels were rec ...
November 23, 2015

Kyrgyzstan tourism opportunities gain high recognition!

Let me share the recent great news, proving the Kyrgyzstan to become more popular and valuable tourist destination. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan has once again become a priority for Russian travelers. That was announced on 18 of November, 2015 at the ceremony of awarding the winners of ...
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 ...
November 2, 2015

An Exquisite Ancient Fortress to Explore when You Visit Uzbekistan

Visiting Uzbekistan is a fantastic idea for history lovers because you have got a bunch of ancient cities to explore: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, etc.  Of course all of these cities are excellent travel destinations in Uzbekistan, but one of the best places to visit in Uzbekistan ...
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 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 ...
September 17, 2015

Are Kumis Treatment Resorts on Your Radar?

In Central Asia, particularly in the country of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, there is one beverage that is considered so beneficial that there are resorts where you can spend weeks at a time cleansing your body by drinking it.  The drink is called kumis and in Central Asia, might a ...
September 14, 2015

5 of the Coolest Armenia Tourist Attractions to Visit in Yerevan

Traveling to Armenia will likely include a visit to Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city.  Nicknamed “” due to the pink hue of the stone used in most of its architecture, Yerevan is home to roughly a million people  and lots of cool places to visit.  Since Armenia was the first countr ...
September 1, 2015

The Best Places to Visit in Uzbekistan for Some Down Time

When travelling to Uzbekistan, there is one thing you have to do in order to really experience authentic Uzbek culture- visit the chaikhanas. A chaikhana is the halal version of a western bar.  Think of it as the local watering hole. The Cheers of Uzbekistan as it were.  The nam ...
August 24, 2015

Visiting China: The Coolest Festival You Will Ever Attend

Let’s face it, when you are traveling abroad, is there anything more fun than stumbling across a really good festival? Well, if you are planning on visiting China, mark your calendars for January 5th – February 5th, 2016 for the ultimate ice and snow festival ever!  A winter Chin ...
March 2, 2015

Mongolia vs. Kyrgyzstan: Similarities & Differences

Mongolia is famous for being the country that really put the spotlight on nomads in Asia’s tourism industry. A lot of people do not realize it, but nomadic culture in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan is quite similar. If you are trying to find information about travel to Kyrgyzstan relate ...
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 9, 2015

Yurts: The Best Hotels in Kyrgyzstan

What sets Kyrgyzstan apart from other countries is its incredible, jaw-dropping beauty combined with its modern nomadic culture.  Nowhere else in the world will you be able to experience the same pristine, celestial mountain landscapes combined with an old nomadic way of life tha ...
December 4, 2014

Embrace Your Inner Nomad: Horseback Riding Tours in Kyrgyzstan

“If you have only 1 day of life of this earth, spend half of it in a saddle.” – Kyrgyz proverbWhat does it mean to be a Kyrgyz nomad?  Of course formal definitions will talk about the seasonal movements, living off the land, and sleeping in yurts, and yes, those are all integral ...
October 11, 2014

Chyngyz Aitmatov: Kyrgyzstan’s Most Influential Writer

A couple weeks ago I was given the rare opportunity of taking a tour through the home of Kyrgyzstan’s most famous and influential author, the late Chyngyz Aitmatov.  Chyngyz Aitmatov’s lyrical prose masterfully infuses the traditions of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture as well as var ...
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 26, 2014

What Kind of People Will I Meet in Kyrgyzstan?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel, some of my best stories don’t necessarily revolve around places I visited or things I bought.  My most memorable experiences usually revolve around people I’ve met during my travels.   Even the coolest place on earth can become a bad mem ...
September 18, 2014

Modern Ghost Stories & Ancient Legends of Kyrgyzstan

Every nation in the world has its own myths, ghost stories, and abnormal places. Often, these are just inventive stories that “stretch the truth” and are told over a campfire in the dark of night.  In Kyrgyzstan, some of these stories include legends of the Zhez-Kempire, the anci ...
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 ...
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 ...
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

10 Draws to Tour Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country with a huge personality. It sits quietly next to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China, but holds the world’s second largest alpine lake, thousands of wandering nomads, the endangered snow leopard, and is nicknamed “the Alps of C ...