Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk (Aral), Kazakhstan Aralsk, or Aral as it is also known, is a small town in western Kazakhstan. It was a once-thriving fishing port that is now a dusty, desert outpost miles from the shrunken Aral Sea. The town is in a sad state with the only thing lapping at...
Shymbulak Mountain Resort, Kazakhstan

Shymbulak Mountain Resort, Kazakhstan

When people think of Central Asia, Kazakhstan and the Silk Road, skiing isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind. However, Almaty in southern Kazakhstan is home to Shymbulak Mountain Resort; one of the only two places you can hit the slopes in Central Asia....
Is Kazakhstan Safe? A Guide for 2020

Is Kazakhstan Safe? A Guide for 2020

Is Kazakhstan Safe? – A Comprehensive Guide   In this article we will look at the question; is Kazakhstan safe? The Republic of Kazakhstan is a vast land of dessert, steppe and towering mountains making it a dream for nature lovers. Hiking, skiing, rafting,...
Central Asia Travel – Meet “the Stans”

Central Asia Travel – Meet “the Stans”

TOP SIGHTS IN CENTAL ASIA Discover these highlights of Central Asia Travel! Almaty Kazakhstan Ashgabat Turkmenistan Big Almaty Lake Kazakhstan Burana Tower Kyrgyzstan Darvaza Turkmenistan Karaganda Gulag Kazakhstan Samarkand Uzbekistan Termiz Uzbekistan Table of...
Kazakhstan Tourism – A Comprehensive Guide

Kazakhstan Tourism – A Comprehensive Guide

KAZAKHSTAN TOURISM Kazakhstan tourism is in its infancy by international standards, but with its extremely hospitable people, food to die for and varied Silk Road landscape of steppe, desert and mountains, this former soviet republic can’t stay a secret forever!...