Ready Steady Goat! An insight into Kok Boru (Dead Goat Polo), the unusual National Sport of Kyrgyzstan

  This photo-essay is an insight into Kok Boru, an unusual and popular horse game in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, … Read More

Eagle Hunting – About the ancient tradition and where to visit the Eagle Hunters in Kyrgyzstan

In this photo-essay, we tell you all about Central Asia’s ancient tradition of falconry and where you can visit the … Read More

How is it to travel as a woman alone in Uzbekistan

  How was it to travel as a woman alone in a country like Uzbekistan?  Is Uzbekistan safe for a solo … Read More

Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun in Kyrgyzstan – a photo-essay

A photo-essay about the Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun in Kyrgyzstan, including practical information on how to … Read More

The pleasant and unpleasant surprises of hitchhiking in Kyrgyzstan

Stories about our first hitchhiking experiences in Kyrgyzstan and useful tips for travelers who would like to do the same … Read More

The most beautiful lakes of Kazakhstan: Kolsai Lakes and Lake Kaindy. A complete travel guide

This article covers all the information you need to know about visiting the Kolsai Lakes and Lake Kaindy, including how … Read More

Discovering Turkestan, the spiritual and historical center of Kazakhstan

    When Niko and I were planning our journey to Kazakhstan, there was one destination that stood out and … Read More

Visiting the ship graveyard of Aral, the lost sea of Central Asia.

  If you have a look at the map of Kazakhstan, you’ll see a huge blue spot between the southern … Read More

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