Central Asia and the war in Ukraine

People may be reluctant to travel in Central Asia because of the war in Ukraine. That can be ‘a feeling’, indescribable, but waiting for an end to that gruesome battle. It may also be that people believe that the flight to Central Asia will take them into the (dangerous) airspace of Ukraine, or into that […]

Turkmenistan is welcoming tourists again!

After exactly three years, we can again request invitation letters for travelers who want to visit the mysterious Turkmenistan! Flights between Ashgabat and Almaty in Kazakhstan have also been resumed. From Europe you can reach Ashgabat with Turkish Airlines. Our partners in Turkmenistan have not been idle and first of all, in 2020, already cleaned […]

Extra’s in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has become a popular destination in 2023 and therefore there are many travel providers. Like us. And we try to distinguish ourselves from the others. We do this by offering visits to Uzbeks at home, cooking workshops, visits to factories, hospitals, libraries, etc. Wherever your interest lies, we will see if a visit is […]

Woodstock Festival revisited in … Kyrgyzstan!

Indeed, from July 28-30, 2023, the Kolfest will be held again at Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan. This is a hip event full of music, art, international encounters in a relaxed and festive atmosphere, held for the first time in 2019. It is an event with many young people, but not only for them. A […]

Travelling in Central Asia in summer 2022

Four out of five Central Asian countries have reopened for travelers. Only Turkmenistan, already an outcast, has not yet opened its borders. There are tentative signs that this will change in the course of 2022. For the other four countries, citizens of many countries don’t need a visa nor a negative PCR test to enter […]

Kazakhstan reintroduces visa till November 1st to stop COVID-19

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the country, Kazakhstan has decided to reintroduce the visa for entering the country. Visitors will have to show a medical certificate, not older than two days, proving they don’t have the virus. More information on this temporarily change of policy can be found here. Kyrgyzstan […]

Dutch TV in Uzbekistan – with our assistance

Showing different sides of Uzbekistan, that could be the summary of four episodes of Dutch TV-program ‘3 op Reis’ in Uzbekistan, as broadcast in autumn 2019. With our help they visited the country in spring this year to chose for a range of remarkable but very interesting subjects. Not just the beautiful pics from Samarkand, […]

Crossing the Kyrgyz Mountains

Kyrgyzstan is a mountain republic, as is well-known. Around Issyk Kul lake you will already get acquainted with high mountains. But what would it be like to go across the country from Lake Issyk to the border with Uzbekistan in the west? In August 2019 I put it to the test. Including visits to the […]

Uzbekistan visa free from February 2019 for many countries!

Uzbekistan is opening up to the world and in 2019 took the important step of abolishing tourist visas for stays up to 30 days for many countries! As a result the country is witnessing a big increase in the number of foreign visitors. Which means there’s more demand for accommodations, train tickets and guides. If […]