Category Archives: Asia

Hiking to Butakovskiy Waterfall in Almaty: Kazakhstan Nature at its Finest

Hiking to Butakovskiy Waterfall in Almaty: Kazakhstan Nature at its Finest and a Day Trip from Almaty mountain

I arrived back in Almaty, Kazakhstan in early May for two months with the mindset that I was going to work, work, work and travel around Central Asia very little..  The trip I had planned with a friend for journalists and photographers out to the western part of Kazakhstan had fallen through at the hands […]

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

Times have definitely changed in Armenia.  When I first went there back in early 2013, the Yerevan taxis running the streets were using copyrighted logos as branding and identification and many were owned by individuals who had no affiliation with local taxi companies.  After constantly being heckled and harassed by taxis in other cities in […]

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 […]

25 Incredible Places to Visit in Georgia (the Country)

One of the travel hotspots currently is the fantastic country of Georgia in the Caucasus.  A perk of traveling there is that the entire country is picturesque and has something to offer.  This is a guide of the best places to visit in Georgia (country), hand-picked by other travel bloggers and myself. This list is […]

10 Best Restaurants in Baku, Azerbaijan for Traditional Food

Baku restaurant Old City

Do you have a trip to Baku booked and you’re on the search for the best restaurants in Baku, Azerbaijan? This Baku restaurant guide will help you find local, traditional fare and two alternative options. The guide will also give you some insight into the dishes to order, common ingredients in Azeri cuisine, and tips […]