You might have heard of Uzbekistan - but do you have any idea what's there? There's a seemingly never-ending expanse of steppe, dotted with beautiful towns that will make you think you've stepped back in time..
When you think about going on a road trip, I bet you don’t think of heading to Tajikistan. But one of the world’s best road trips is in Tajikistan – on the second highest highway in the world! At its highest point, the Pamir Highway reaches 4,655 metres above sea level.
The lack of mainstream tourism in Central Asia makes for an off the beaten path adventure. But there’s many things you should know before you travel Central Asia ranging from money, food, language and the horror that awaits you in public toilets!
Central Asia is a mix of cultures, traditions, food, architecture and natural beauty – and it’s filled with incredible experiences. From being captivated by beautiful mosques and shimmering blue lakes, sleeping in a yurt, or exploring ancient cities across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, check out 20 of the must do experiences on your Central Asian adventure.
Azerbaijan is starting to emerge as a staple on the intrepid backpacker scene with its strategic location between Georgia, Russia and the Caspian Sea. Find out what there is to see and do in Baku, Azerbaijan.