Central Asia Travel Stories Travel Articles

Fire and Ice: A Halloween Story – Bishkek, Kyrgystan
Barukh Shalev finds fights every where he turns on Halloween in Kyrgystan.
Tulkabas or bust! – Almaty to Tulkabas, Southern Kazakhstan
Tim Healing and his friends depart on a 12-hour train ride across Kazakhstan.
In Kazakhstan, the Gypsy Cab is King – Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Tim Healing addresses the four most popular questions foreigners are asked in Kazakhstan.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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'
Sergei: A Lost Spirit – Kyrgyzstan
Sergei: A Lost Spirit – Kyrgyzstan After living through the Russian equivalent of the
Worldwide with Wee-Cheng #56: Turkmenistan: Admiring The Beloved Great Leader\’s Book in the City of Love, I – Turkmenistan
Much as Wee-Cheng likes the country and the friendly people, he can do without the personality cult politics and the ubiquitous national oath.