Category Archives: Central Asia

Best Almaty Hotels and Hostels: Our Top Picks for All Budgets

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If you’re looking for the best Almaty hotels and hostels, this guide will have you sorted. After living in and out of hotels in Almaty for years, I have picked some of my favorites and ones I think you should consider as your Almaty accommodation.  This is a guide of where to stay in Almaty […]

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 […]

Big Almaty Lake: A Complete Travel Guide to the Most Famous Lake in Kazakhstan

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I was recently writing an article for another outlet about Almaty and I said I would send over some photos to accompany the text.  I sent over a few and I almost immediately received a reply back asking if I had a photo of Big Almaty Lake.  Sheepishly, I said, “No… I’ve never been”.  At the […]

Visiting the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan

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I recently had a chance to visit the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan.  The experience of getting there was less than desirable but the Dunes were out of this world.  This post will detail how my day went, talk a bit about the Singing Dunes, and give you information about how […]

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 […]