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Published : Aug, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Pack for warm & cool weather | Plan travels around events | Travel locally w/ CBT | Get out of Bishkek | Carry cash | Plan toilet situation | Learn to navigate transpo. | Dive into local food | Learn Cyrillic alphabet | Flexible Travel sched.
Today I’m sharing some Kyrgyzstan travel tips for any of you adventurous travellers out there currently contemplating a trip...

Like most off-the-beaten-path destinations, Kyrgyzstan won’t necessarily be the easiest place to travel around and it will require some flexibility on you as a traveller, but all those little hurdles are completely washed away whenever a family invites you into their yurt, or when you finally reach that pass with views over the valley, or when you get a warm smile for using the one word of Kyrgyz you know.

I’ve already written a bit about attending the World Nomad Games and horse trekking to Song Kol, but today I thought I’d share some practical Kyrgyzstan travel tips to help make your trip just a tiny bit smoother.

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Ala Archa National Park | Boz Uchuk | Suusamyr Valley | paraglyde-ski-snowboard | snow trek on horseback | Skazka Canyon | Jety Oguz | Song Kul | Karakol | Jyrgalan | Winter yurt | kok buru | snowmobile surf | Salburuun | Burana tower
Fact: traveling Kyrgyzstan in winter is epic.
Though it might seem an unlikely winter destination at first—cue cut scenes of bleak Soviet winter misery and woe—Kyrgyzstan has a lot to offer during the snowy season.

Whether you’re interested in tearing up powdery backcountry on skis, hunting down a game of headless goat polo, or simply savoring #yurtlife in the snow, here’s a guide with everything you need to know to plan winter travel in Kyrgyzstan...

Published : May, 2023

Food (any) | Activities: Outdoor
mountains of kalimcha Valley | Sonko Lake | Bishkek -capital | Kizzard Village | horse trekking adventure to Song Kul Lake
This Kyrgyzstan travel vlog is all about my horse trekking adventure to Song Kul Lake! This video is full of Kyrgyzstan travel tips - hope you find it helpful. If you would like to visit Kyrgyzstan, ask me all your questions below

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics | <$50 day | Activities: Outdoor
Knorcheck Canyon | Yurt | Bishkek | Marshrutkas | South of Kyrgyzstan | Issyk Kul | Ala-Kul | Song Kul | Ak-Sai Valley
Kyrgyzstan is becoming one of the most hyped-about travel destinations in 2020. Many travelers have heard stories about how breathtaking the landscape is, how friendly its natives are, and how untouched the country is by mass tourism.

Perhaps you’ve already heard something similar and have been planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan for a while now. Where do you start though? What do you need to organize before visiting?

There are definitely a few things to know before traveling to Kyrgyzstan. Where to stay, what to do, who to contact; these will all need to be considered before you actually make your way.

Below, I’m going to talk about some crucial things that everyone should think about before visiting, from dos and don’ts to tips and tricks to general questions. By the end of this article, you should have a clearer picture of what it takes to organize a trip to Kyrgyzstan and how to have the best adventure possible.

Published : May, 2020

Sites & attractions | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Sary Mogol | Issyk Kul | Karakol | Jyrgalan | Burana tower | Son Kul | Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon | Jeti Oguz | the Alay Mountains | Chong Kemin | Central Asia ^s crown jewel
Having visited Kyrgyzstan 7 times since 2015, it's safe to say we have fallen in love with this epic, nomadic country. With a fascinating and hospitable culture, mind-blowing, diverse landscapes and enough adventure activities to keep any visitor happy, it's little wonder that Kyrgyzstan is becoming one of the most popular destinations for intrepid travellers...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.