Architecture and art, Middle East, Sightseeing, Trekking

The cradle of Central Asian civilization – a short guide to Uzbekistan

It’s the cradle of culture of Central Asia – all infused with history, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itchan Kala at Khiva to its capital city Tashkent. Wandering around and getting lost in the local atmosphere means discovering new things every time: that Uzbekistan is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (along with Liechtenstein); that Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal, it’s been called…

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Middle East, Photography, Travel List

An untold tale from Central Asia – Uzbekistan in pictures

As I’ve tried to point out in other posts, there are many countries under the auspices of a more general category known as off the beaten path. I stand by the belief that not being the top-of-mind option for travelers isn’t necessarily an indicator of its actual quality as a destination. In fact, most of the times, this etiquette is all about the lack of popularity instead of the place itself. Uzbekistan is one of the many examples on the list…

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Middle East, Ski, sports and adventure

Get Ready Dubailand is coming in 2014

Dubai Miracle Garden

  Dubai is a land where great minds come together to tackle great obstacles in the quest to transform itself into a shining oasis. In only a few short years this state of the United Arab Emirates has turned its small port capital into a glittering hub of monumental real estate developments, commerce, and tourism in the Middle East. Following their trend of building the biggest, best, and brightest attractions for their beloved city is…

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