Reasons to Add Turkmenistan to Your Travel Wish-List


It's all about the horses here! The legendary Akhal-Teke horses are famous all over the world, an ancient breed descended from nomadic steeds, second to none as racehorses. Their golden sheen earned them the moniker "golden horses" from Greek historian Herodotus. It's on fire! The "fiery fortresses" of the Yangi-Kala canyon get their name from the ...

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Navruz - The New Year Festival across Uzbekistan and Our Silk Road Destinations


The celebration of Navruz is one of the oldest and most colorful in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Persia and other Silk Road destinations and it's celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide. New Year's here is on March 21st, the spring equinox, when daylight and darkness are of equal length. Navruz or Norouz comes from the Farsi language and ...

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Top of Tajikistan - way off the beaten track


Beautiful and remote, Tajikistan is now rolling out its traditional Kayrokum carpets for visitors. Come and discover this unspoiled ancient destination along the Silk Road. Over 90% mountainous, this is the land of the elusive snow leopard, and mountain yak, golden eagles and pastures of springtime flowers… of nomads, traditional village culture an...

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