Category Archives: Asia

Best Hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan: Baku Accommodation for All Budgets

Hilton Baku Spa

Some of the best hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan are located in the city center and within walking distance of most of the main sights in Baku. This is a guide to great Baku accommodation and covers luxury Baku hotels, mid-range accommodation, and awesome hostels in Baku (including the one I stayed in which was wonderful). […]

28 Jaw-Dropping Places to Visit in the Caucasus Countries

Best places to visit in the Caucasus Countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia

The Caucasus is one of the most magnificent regions in the world.  Home to wine, genuine hospitality, deep-rooted history, and famous food make this entire region worthy of a visit. These are the best places to visit in the Caucasus countries.   This list was a compilation of places decided by other travel bloggers and us. […]

How to Get a Visa and Travel to the Republic of Abkhazia

Sukhumi, Abkhazia parliament building

The Inguri border (Abkhazia-Georgia) is OPEN as of December 11, 2019. This post is a guideline for getting a visa to Abkhazia in the Caucasus from the Inguri border with Georgia.  It also contains some specific travel information for border crossings, transportation to Sukhumi, and travel tips for Abkhazia.  It was originally published in April […]

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

Hotel Kazakhstan: Almaty Kazakhstan - One day in Almaty itinerary (layover guide)-25

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 […]

Visiting the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan

Singing Dunes Altyn Emel National Park Kazakhstan ripples in sand

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 […]