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 […]

Central Asia Travel: 50 Tips to Know and Things to Do Before You Visit

Central Asia Travel Tips: 50 Things to Know and Do Before You Visit kazakhstan poppy fields

I have spent around seven months or more of my life living or traveling in Central Asia.  When I was recently there, nothing really phased me or surprised me and I felt very at ease and like I was ‘home’.  While in Bishkek, I met a traveler who had never stepped foot inside of Central […]

Kostanay, Kazakhstan: Spending Winter in ‘Almost’ Siberia

Kostanay, Kazakhstan is almost Siberia.  Almost.  It lies very close to the Russian border and in the northern Kazakh steppe.  There is nothing for miles and miles…and miles…and miles. Summer is probably beautiful there.  I imagine parks open with ferris wheels spinning and kids laughing while eating their pink cotton candy.  I imagine teenagers sitting […]

Lake Issyk, Kazakhstan: A Turquoise Slice of Tragic History and Pleasure Near Almaty

Lake Issyk, Kazakhstan: A Turquoise Slice of History and Pleasure Near Almaty

Kazakhstan is the gift that keeps on giving.  I never ventured too far outside of my Almaty bubble in the country in recent years because I just felt at home and was okay wasting my days away inside of cafes and pubs.  I really didn’t realize just how much there was to see and do […]

Best Bishkek Hotels and Hostels for All Budgets and Travelers

Where to stay in Bishkek- Best Bishkek hotels and hostels for all budgets and travelers

If you’re heading out to Central Asia, one thing you will want to make sure you have in order ahead of time or when you’re on the road with good wifi is proper and good accommodation. This Bishkek hotels guide will give you our top picks of hostels in Bishkek for the budget travelers and […]