Category Archives: Central Asia

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 […]

Konorchek Canyon: The Perfect Stop Between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul

Konorchek Canyon Kyrgyzstan Hiking in Summer-22

Kyrgyzstan is full of natural wonders and remarkable places to visit. Konorchek Canyon, also known as Red Bridge Canyon(s), is the ideal place to make a pit-stop in between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul and catch some fresh air.  This is a quick guide to how to get to Konorchek Canyon in the Boom Gorge, what to […]

Should You Travel to Astana, Kazakhstan?

Should you travel to Astana, Kazakhstan? Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center and Mall

Astana, Kazakhstan is one of the weirdest places I have ever visited.  If you even just Google “Astana”, you will find several other people using the word “weird” as a word to describe the city of just over a million people in the middle of the Kazakh steppe.  Despite it having a rather extensive history, […]

From Bishkek to Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan

Everything I read online indicated that a day trip to Ala Archa National Park, a nature refuge about twenty minutes outside of Bishkek, would be a piece of cake.   My Kyrgyz friend, Jyl, even did an abundance of the research for me (since most of it is in Russian).  A lot of the research out […]

16 Delicious Restaurants in Almaty, Kazakhstan to Satisfy All Tastes

15 Delicious Restaurants in Almaty, Kazakhstan to Satisfy All Tastes

Almaty, Kazakhstan has a variety of delicious places to eat for hungry travelers. This is a guide to the best restaurants in Almaty. It will include Almaty restaurants that focus on traditional Central Asian food in addition to giving vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and international options for those looking to enjoy something different to eat in […]

How to Get a Kazakhstan SIM Card in Almaty (Beeline and KCell)

How to Get a Kazakhstan SIM Card in Almaty (Beeline and KCell) kcell at dostyk plaza

I have been coming to Kazakhstan for five years and have been getting SIM cards here for five years.  The process was a nightmare the first time, not a nightmare the second time, and has been a bit annoying and cumbersome the last two trips I’ve made here this year.  I told myself I would […]