A quick and dirty guide to the most interesting things to do in Tashkent, for those who only have limited time to spend in the Uzbekistan capital.
Here are five must-do side trips from Almaty that are so jaw-droppingly gorgeous you’ll fall in love with Kazakhstan and our home planet all over again.
A firsthand report of the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border crossing at Zhibek Zholy in May 2019. Includes the latest info, travel times, and humour.
I had an amazing weekend doing a village homestay in Kaskasu near Shymkent, southern Kazakhstan. A picture tells a thousand words, so here are 25 of them.
My Izu Islands-hopping plan was simple: 5 days, 5 islands. Kozushima, Shikinejima, Niijima, Toshima, Oshima. Unfortunately, things didn’t exactly turn out as planned.
Here are 5 last-minute Golden Week ideas for those of us who have missed the cheap flights, but still want to make full use of the 10-day holiday!
Missed the cherry blossom season in Tokyo? Never fear! You can still enjoy shibazakura (moss phlox) long after the cherry trees have sprouted leaves.
Nanaya Gelato boasts the world’s strongest matcha (powdered green tea) flavour with its ice cream range featuring 7 levels of matcha intensity.
Only 80 mins from Tokyo, the Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival offers the chance to see Kawazuzakura, early-blooming cherry blossoms, as early as February.
The model for the anime Higurashi no Naku Goro Ni (When They Cry), Shirakawa-go is a favourite for travellers and fans alike with its picture perfect huts.