One Week Adventures

Astana, or the world’s weirdest capital

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The whole point of travelling is to see the differences between cultures, people and places around the world. But sometimes, different becomes weird. This is how I felt when I arrived in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan. But weird in a good way, just very surprising and unusual. (below are pictures of a random street dance show, the costumes are unreal!)   A brief introduction Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997, replacing Almaty. At this time the population was just under 300,000 people but it has been…read more

How to plan the best horse trek in Kyrgyzstan

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Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete beginner, spending a few days on a horse is a total must when you go to Kyrgyzstan. You will get a chance to meet with nomadic families, share glimpses of their daily life in a yurt, and explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Central Asia. Plus, organizing your own horse trek is very easy and can be done once you are in Kyrgyzstan, which is one of the only countries in the region that does not require a visa!…read more

Why you should go to Uzbekistan for your next vacation

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Chances are, the idea of travelling to Uzbekistan never crossed your mind. Let me tell you why you should reconsider! There’s A LOT to see Uzbekistan is a former Soviet Republic located at the heart of Central Asia and as a crossroad of many civilizations, it is home to a very rich historic heritage. Some of the oldest and most impressive monuments of the Muslim World are located in Uzbekistan and will leave you speechless. Luckily, numerous ancient sites made it to the 21st century and are just waiting for…read more