Central Asia

Central Asia is something of a travel backwater but hugely rewarding for the curious traveller who is prepared to venture off the beaten track. Samarkand, Bokhara, Khiva & The Tien Shan may not be familiar names on the travel map but are among the worlds most memorable sights. The “Stans” and the Steppes offer a wide range of travel opportunities. For culture and history Uzbekistan offers a superb mix of sights with Armenia, Georgia and Azerbyjan offering new opportunities. The Tien Shan, Pamirs and Caucus mountain ranges offer the keen walker some amazing and remote mountainscapes. The Mongolian steppes are perhaps best described as how you might imagine the plains of North America before the arrival of the white man with its nomadic peoples moving their herds acrosss vast landscapes .

As an adventure and exploratory specialist Worlds Apart do not tend to deal with mainstream European resort travel but can offer many offbeat options such as Albania, Spitzbergen, Husky Sledging in Iceland, Wolf tracking in Poland or the Golden Ring of Russia.

 

Uzbekistan Uncovered-Uzbekistan, Central Asia

Who can mention the names of Samarkand, Bokhara or Khiva without conjuring up images of the romance and intrigue of the Great Game, of skull caps and silk sashes, of fabulously coloured mosaic... More »
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