Category Archives: Central Asia

24 Astonishing and Historical Places to Visit in Central Asia

Places to visit in Central Asia

If you were to ask me what my favorite region in the world is, I would likely shout out ‘Central Asia’ every time, even though my travels in the region have focused on solely two countries. The mountains, people, food, and hospitality keep me coming back. This is a guide of the best places to […]

Burabay National Park: How to Travel to Borovoe in Kazakhstan

The nature of northern Kazakhstan is not as talked about as the nature in the south. Burabay National Park is situated a bit north of Astana and is often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Kazakhstan’. This is a travel guide to Borovoe, Shchuchie, and Chebache lakes in Burabay National Park, discussing how to visit […]

The Ultimate One Day in Almaty Itinerary for First-Timers (Layover Guide)

Ascension Cathedral (Zenkov) during winter: Almaty Kazakhstan - One day in Almaty itinerary (layover guide)-11

In recent years, Almaty has become a hub between Europe and Asia and is often the starting point for one’s Central Asia trip. This is an Almaty itinerary specifically targeted at first-time visitors and ideally for those who are looking to plan activities and sightseeing for their one day in Almaty. One Day in Almaty […]

Bishkek’s 10th Microdistrict: Nostalgia From the First Place I Visited in Central Asia

Bishkek microdistrict 10 photo 1

Disclaimer: This post actually references the 10th microdistrict as that is where my adventures always start when I head out to the area in Bishkek.  Photos are from there, parks around it, the 11th, 12th, and 5th microdistricts, as well.  All are within walking distance and are unique in their own rights.   I’ll never forget […]

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan: A Travel Guide to the Famous Sunken Forest

Lake Kaindy and Kolsai Lakes in Kazakhstan Sunken forest blue lake

Kazakhstan is easily one of the most beautiful countries on the planet and the country constantly flies under the travel radar when it shouldn’t. Especially when places like Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan’s famous sunken forest, exist. This is a travel guide to Lake Kaindy, part of the Kolsai Lakes in southeastern Kazakhstan, discussing how to visit […]