Category Archives: Central Asia

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Almaty Taxi Guide: How to Successfully Take a Taxi in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty Taxi Guide: How to Successfully Take a Taxi in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Taking a taxi in Almaty has finally become a more streamlined and painless process but not without a lot of trial and error over the years.  This Almaty taxi guide will instruct you on how to successfully take a taxi in the Kazakhstan city as well as give advice to ensure you don’t put yourself […]

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 […]