Central Asia

This is one of the least touristed regions on Earth! In many countries here, people still live a nomadic lifestyle and sleep in yurts. Muslim and Russian influences are prominent here and there’s a wonderful mix of ethnic groups, languages and cultures. Have a look at our adventures in this part of the world – Central Asia truly is an epic place to travel!

Central Asia Travel

The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking Kyrgyzstan

The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking Kyrgyzstan

Backpacking Kyrgyzstan is often considered to be a highlight of travel through “The Stans“ and for good reason. The scenery is breathtaking, the people are warm and welcoming and best of all, there is no visa required to enter the country! Not only is it easy to get into Kyrgyzstan, but once you’re in, it is ...
Highlights Of Our Journey Through The Least Touristed Region On Earth

A 5 Month Round Up of Central Asia & Iran: Highlights Of Our Journey Through The Least Touristed Region On Earth

Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! Nearly 5 months of overland travel from China, through Mongolia, Russia, The Stans and Iran. What a trip! Even though we knew this journey would be intrepid, we could have never imagined just how adventurous it would be. We had some ups and some downs along the way, but ...
Ashgabat Turkmenistan

Our (Mis)Adventures In Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

After our horrendous entrance into Turkmenistan, we decided to go to the capital city of Ashgabat, which is where we would be leaving from to go to Iran. We pulled up at the hotel we wanted to stay at and asked for a room. “Full” is all the Russian-Turkmen woman said. So we asked her ...
Ashgabat Turkmenistan

Trying To Keep Our Cool In Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a country that is hard to get in to and is cut off from the rest of the world. If you want to stay for more than 5 days, you have to join a tour and be with a guide the whole time. Otherwise, you’re only allowed to transit through. The current and ...
The Beautiful Buildings Of Bukhara

The Beautiful Buildings Of Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan is known to be Central Asia’s holiest city. The buildings in this ancient city are more than a thousand years old! Back in the 16th century, Bukhara was a bustling market town on the Silk Road route. Because of this, many caravans came through here to trade goods at some of the many ...
samarkhand travel in uzbekistan

Samarkand : The City Of Wonder

After a relaxing 11 days in the big city of Dushanbe, we hopped on a shared taxi and headed for Samarkand. The journey which is meant to take 7 and a half hours, actually took 11 because there were so many police check-stops along the way. Finally, at around 6:00 pm, we arrived at our ...