Central Asia Travel Articles

 
Santa’s Camels Are on the Loose – Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan, Santa shows up on a camel. Now, if Donna Scaramastra Gorman can only convince her son to sit on the lap of a bearded stranger.
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Slowly Across the Steppe – Kazakhstan
You could save time by flying or money by taking a bus, to get around, or out of Kazakhstan, but where is the adventure and romance in that?
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The Altai Mountains? Where the h#** is that? – Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan
At 3 a.m. at an airport in Kazakhstan, a 16-year-old girl and her chocolate chip cookies break the ice.
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Wedded to Kyrgyzstan
Stephen Munnion explores a country with only 4.5 million people.
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Hot Sweat and Tears – Life in a Central Asian Banya – Kazakhstan
Hot, naked and sweating, Tim Healing decides that banyas are an excellent asset to Central Asia.
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Aksu Jabagly and the Hidden Valley – Aksu Jabagly National Park, Kazakhstan
Aksu Jabagly and the Hidden Valley – Aksu Jabagly National Park, Kazakhstan home_feb10_kyg.jpgDespite being 'deposited'
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Uzbekistan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Uzbekistan Where is it?: Uzbekistan is central Asia, north of Afghanistan. Why do people go here?: Although it offers the famous silk road and could be a huge tourist draw, Uzbekistan is a nightmare for independent travelers, as the state run tourism agencies controls your entire experience. If you can escape without […]
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Kazakhstan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Kazakhstan Where is it?: Kazakhstan is in central Asia, northwest of China. Why do people go here?: I f you want to see how the then Soviet Union failed with its community experiment, then Kazakhstan is the place to see. Don’t expect much – expect nothing! What are the main entry points?: […]
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Kyrgyzstan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Kyrgyzstan   Where is it?: Kyrgyzstan is in central Asia, west of China.   Why do people go here?: If you want to see true traditional Cental Asia, then this is the place to start.   What are the main entry points?: A few flights land in Bishkek although they are sometimes […]
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Tajikistan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Tajikistan Where is it?: Tajikistan is in central Asia, west of China. Why do people go here?: Most true hardcore mountain lovers come to Tajikistan to check out some of the biggest peaks in the world. What are the main entry points?: Most travelers reach Tajikistan from flights for India. There’s also […]
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