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

Travel Hacks

The Day When… We Had $1,500 Stolen

Before October of last year, we had enjoyed over 4 years on the road with only very minor theft issues. Then, while we were travelling on the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan, we had $1,500 US stolen from us. That’s no small sum for a couple of English teachers / travel bloggers trying to travel the ...
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The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking Tajikistan

Travelling Tajikistan is not always easy, but the days of corrupt border guards and random checkpoint charges are pretty much over. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about travelling in this fascinating country. Rough and rugged Tajikistan is a place where few travellers venture, but with recent improvements in tourism infrastructure, ...
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 ...
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In Photos: A Journey Through 2013

Photos play a huge part in our travel lives. It’s fantastic to be able to experience a country, culture, food and people and have those memories in our minds. It’s even more fantastic to have great photos of the things we see and do so we can look back on them whenever we choose. This ...
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 ...