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

A Hike To Remember: Trekking To Ala-Kul & Altyn Arashan in Kyrgyzstan

A Hike To Remember: Trekking To Ala-Kul & Altyn Arashan in Kyrgyzstan

We decided to do our trek to Ala-kul and Altyn Arashan without a guide and it was one of the most stunning and exhausting treks we’ve ever done. We trekked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal which brought us up to 5,416 meters, but that was a gradual incline and by the time we hit the ...
Lake Issyk-Kul: We Came, We Saw, We Had Food Poisoning

Lake Issyk-Kul: We Came, We Saw, We Had Food Poisoning

Lake Issyk-Kul is a special body of water in the Northeast of Kyrgyzstan. Set between the two towering Ala-Too mountain ranges (which form the northern part of the Tian Shan mountains), this stunning lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world! Astonishingly, due to thermal activity and the depth of the lake, it ...
(VIDEO) Backpacking Kazakhstan: A 10 Day Roundup

Backpacking Kazakhstan: A 10 Day Roundup

We weren’t too sure what to expect when backpacking in Kazakhstan. We knew it was the ninth largest country in the world, that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman rode through here on motorbikes in The Long Way Round (awesome series by the way) and that the movie Borat was supposed to be portraying this Central ...
Almaty To Bishkek: Goodbye Kazakhstan, Hello Kyrgyzstan!

Almaty To Bishkek: Goodbye Kazakhstan, Hello Kyrgyzstan!

After an amazing 10 days in Kazakhstan, it was time to say goodbye. We had planned to see more than just Astana and Almaty, but after having some fast-paced travel days, we decided to just stay put and travel slower. We spent a whole week just in Almaty and had a great time there. We ...
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Top 10 Things To Do In Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty is a spectacular city. The instant we arrived there, we knew we’d have a great time. It’s a university town with lots of young people and it’s apparent that there’s some oil money in this city as well. Nice buildings are everywhere, nice cars cruise along the streets, the people are very nicely dressed ...
From The Leafy Streets Of Almaty: Are We In Kazakhstan?

From The Leafy Streets Of Almaty: Are We In Kazakhstan?

After a quick peek at Kazakhstan’s new capital, Astana, we arrived in the gorgeous, former capital of Almaty. We decided to take the train from Astana to Almaty. After the sheer beauty of the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian trains, this train didn’t compare. When we arrived at the train station at 4:30 in the morning, we ...