NomadXpress’ top 20 + 1 experiences in Central Asia

Central Asia by NomadXpress
In respect of our NomadXpress' tradition, after the Balkans and Middle East "Best of", here you have our personal list of tops in Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The list is not exhaustive nor following any specific ranking. It is only the spontaneous outcome of our free memory and imagination across these timeless countries still p...
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Yurt experience in Aydar Lake (Nurata)

Aidar Yurt Camp, Uzbekistan
Once in Central Asia, we heard from other backpackers about Community-based tourism organizations. They essentially assist travellers to have real, local experiences as yurt stays, horse riding, mountain hikes, workshops, etc ... More importantly, they serve as direct contact between travellers and local people, who should be the first beneficiary of all activities. Money the...
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Local train experience between Aktau (KAZAKHSTAN) & Kungrad (UZBEKISTAN)

Local train experience between Aktau (KAZAKHSTAN) & Kungrad (UZBEKISTAN)
In general, so far in our trip we rarely took advantage of trains, in part due to lack of infrastructures; in part because buses are normally faster, cheaper and more frequent. However once you get in Aktau, Kazakhstan, you have no many options to move forward to Uzbekistan: just the glorious, “soviet” train directed to Kungrad (first big city in Uzbekistan), a 25 hours-last...
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How to get the Uzbekistan Visa in Teheran (IRAN) and Baku (AZERBAIJAN)

Uzbekista Visa in Teheran - Uzbekistan Visa in Baku
In order to enter Uzbekistan you need to apply in advance for a Visa, unless you come from the following countries. Visa on arrival is only viable at the airport and just if your home country has not diplomatic delegations in its territory Conversely, the best solution would be to request it in your home country, facing fewer problems and reducing waiting time on the road....
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Worldwide Cuisine

As Spanish-Italian food lovers, we couldn't help creating a section for all the different dishes and styles of cooking we are tasting during our tour.  Don't forget to click on the photos for more info! Bon appetit !!! SLOVENIA Slovenian food was the beginning of our cookery pilgrimage, where we relished our first fresh fish plate at the Lubjiana open air market, to...
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When to travel through the Silk Road?

The first question we asked ourselves when were planning a trip across the Silk Road was: WHEN should we start our adventure? Among all the aspects we pondered over, we definitely found crucial the weather factor. Our adventure will measure at least 8.000 km and our main target is accomplishing it only by ground transportation. We will be inevitably faced with unpredictable...
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Central Asia

Central Asia by Nomadxpress
Central Asia is the beginning of the adventure for Nomadxpress. We are not going to touch all the "-stans" countries. But we hope to get involved with the local people and customs despite the comunication and weather difficulties. OUR CENTRAL ASIA LOG (July - August 2016): 01/07 - 05/07: Baku > Aktau (KAZ) - 500 km by boat, Caspian Shipping Company, 80 $, bought at ...
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