Kyrgyzstan

Central Asian Homestays

Central Asian Homestays: What’s The Deal?

Before coming to Central Asia we hadn’t really stayed in a homestay before and we were confused as to how they work. We had a lot of questions about how it works. Do you stay in the family’s room? Are there dorms? Does the family cook for you? Are you expected to spend the day ...
10 Reasons Why Kyrgyzstan Is OutSTANding

10 Reasons Why Kyrgyzstan Is OutSTANding

Of all the Stan’s in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is the most talked about amongst travellers, and for good reason. No visa hassle, open borders, forward thinking people, stunning mountains and community based tourism projects will ensure that Kyrgyzstan will always stay near the top of the Central Asian wish list. Here are 10 Reasons Why ...
Backpacking Through Kyrgyzstan

Backpacking Through Kyrgyzstan: A 3 Week Roundup

When we set off on this journey, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect from most of the “Stan” countries. The one country that we knew would be a hit though was little Kyrgyzstan, a place that is easy to get in to (no visa anymore), has loads of mountains and activities available and has ...
Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan – Village Life At Its Finest

Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan – Village Life At Its Finest

Sometimes we come to a place and we know instantly that it will stay with us for a long time. Arslanbob was one such place. We arrived at night after a long 10 hour shared taxi ride from Bishkek (the Kyrgyz capital). Even in the pitch black we could feel something special in this small ...
community based tourism in kyrgyzstan

Community Based Tourism In Kyrgyzstan (CBT/Shepherd’s Life)

Kyrgyzstan sits in Central Asia, one of the world’s final great travel frontiers. People who plan to visit the country have visions of difficult transport, visa hassle, language barriers and all the things that typically come with intrepid travel. CBT (Community Based Tourism) is a company who works very hard at building a sustainable bridge ...
Goats On The Silk Road: Where The Hell Are We?

Goats On The Silk Road: Where in The World Are We?

We’ve been blogging away, writing endless posts about this enchanting, little-visited land known as Central Asia. But what is Central Asia? Where the hell are the Goats? I think it’s about time that we fill our readers in on the area and why we’ve decided to travel here. What Is Central Asia?: Central Asia comprises ...