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.
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.
Wedded to Kyrgyzstan
Stephen Munnion explores a country with only 4.5 million people.
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'
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 […]
Turkmenistan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Turkmenistan Where is it?: Turkmenistan is central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan Why do people go here?: Few people make it to the remote Turkmenistan, since much of it are barren and isolated. However, if you want to see real nomadic culture, this is where you should head. […]
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 […]
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?: […]