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.
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the lowest capital city in the world. As it is located next to the Caspian sea, a land lock sea, it’s hard to imaging that the city is actually 28 meters below sea level. Here’s a guide and things to know when travelling in Baku!
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.
Former US embassy of Iran, now known as the Den of Espionage, is a fascinating and historical place that could now be visited in Tehran. We were fascinated to see the place in person after hearing so much about it. The US Embassy in Tehran was the centre of world attention after it was seized by students during the peak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
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.
Iran is a magnificent country. With landscapes vastly different from north to south, east to west. Deserts of Iran are something that fascinates me, as it a major bypass along the old Silk Road. Hence on our way from Shiraz to Isfahan, we made a stop in Yazd, to make sure you explore this desert city of Iran.