This is a story of how our 5-hour journey from Samarkand to Dushanbe turned into a 13-hour adventure. The original plan was through Panjakent border, however, we ended up travelling through the Tursunzoda border due to road closures.
Khiva is placed within an area of less than 3 km full of madrasa, mosques, tiled minarets and surrounded by huge ancient mud walls. The following are 10 things we believe you must know when travelling to Khiva.
Macau- the Las Vegas of the East, is a small autonomous territory with Sino-Portuguese heritage. It’s hard to plan a short Macau itinerary as there are so much to do. We spent 4D3N in Macau with a tightly packed schedule. We saw the historical sites of Macau and visited all the futuristic casinos that have gathered in its Vegas-like strip. Macau is also famous for its food, we dined at some of the best restaurants Macau can offer.
At the foothill of the northern Tian Shan mountains, this former capital of Kazakhstan has so much to offer! There are many things to do in Almaty. With a good variety of restaurants, metropolitan cityscapes, extensive public transport systems, close proximity to nature, we can totally see ourselves staying here for a long period of time.
A trip to Central Asia won’t be complete without a visit to the famous Pamir Highway. We did our trip in January where the coldest temperature we encountered was -50℃! Here I will share our 5 days Pamir Highway itinerary with you and make the winter trip possible.
One of the main reasons why people visit this region of Central Asia is to see the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan, aka. the Darvaza gas crater! This gas crater is 69 meters in diameter with 30 meters in depth. The fire has been burning continuously for decades!
Turkmenistan is a strange place. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world. The capital Ashgabat is described as Las Vegas meeting Pyongyang by the Lonely Planet. Here are the top 11 things that I think one should know when travelling in Ashgabat.
Yushan or Jade Mountain is the highest mountain in Taiwan. 3952M above sea level, this gives Taiwan the 4th highest maximum elevation of any island in the world! That’s why conquering Yushan is a must for any outdoor lovers when visiting this island nation! There are two ways to hike Yushan, one is to stay overnight at Paiyun Lodge. Another option would be doing it as a day hike!
North Korea has long been a mysterious country that still hides behind the iron curtain even this day and age. For many keen travelers, this is one of the last frontier they would like to conquer on their world map. However, visit North Korea may be a lot easier than you think.
Ever since the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, I have always wanted to go on a yoga retreat like Julia Roberts in the movie. Yoga retreat in Rishikesh is a particularly popular option as this northern Indian town is often referred to as “The Yoga Capital of the World”.