While I was travelling the Silk Road, one of the countries that surprised me the most was Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia is not exactly one of the most popular destinations, and Kyrgyzstan is, for most people, just one of those far away “-stan” countries.

However, it has so much to offer! From its incredible natural beauty to the fascinating culture of the Kyrgyz people, there is so much to see. If you are not sure if Kyrgyzstan is worth visiting, let me give you a couple of reasons why Kyrgyzstan should be next on your bucket list.

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Bishkek is not a typical tourist city. Most people will spend some time here to arrange travel onwards through Kyrgyzstan, but it is not a place they seek out for its tourist attractions.

Yet, the city has more to offer than you would think at first glance. We certainly had a lot of fun during the days we spent here and we want to share all of the fun things to do in Bishkek with you. Plus, you won’t run into many other tourists. The city is perfect for getting away from the crowds and seeing a corner of the world that not many people visit.

If you’re travelling to Kyrgyzstan and you’re wondering what to do in Bishkek, then this article has all of the information you need.

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Overland travel is a great way to see remote parts of the world.

No matter how you define overland travel and whether you want to join an overlanding tour or go with your own vehicle, you’re bound to have a great time.

And it’s going to be even better if you pack the correct overland gear. Overlanding is different from other trips because you will be camping, often in remote areas, so you need to adjust your packing list.

Daniel and I met on an overlanding trip along the Silk Road. After spending months in a yellow truck, we had a pretty good idea of the gear we should have taken, the items we should have left at home and what we would never travel without.

It doesn’t matter whether you are overlanding in South America, overlanding West Africa or exploring the US; a few overlanding essentials should always be in your luggage.

Some of those essentials only apply if you’re travelling in your own car. Others apply to everyone. We have sorted them so you can easily find out which ones you need, depending on your overlanding style.

When thinking of China, Kashgar is not the first city that comes to anyone’s mind. Located in the west, close to the border with Kyrgyzstan, it was once an important stop on the Silk Road. Merchants who made it across the Torugart Pass would stock up on supplies before crossing the Taklamakan Desert.

These days, barely any travellers come to Kashgar. It is not on any itinerary for those visiting Eastern China, the political situation is difficult with an ethnic minority living in China’s west, and Kashgar is so remote you would have to fly or spend a long time on a train.

Those who make it, however, are rewarded with a unique cultural experience and a lack of other tourists. Sometimes, it is just nice to have a tourist attraction all to yourself.

So what is there to do in Kashgar?

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Are you looking for a Germany road trip itinerary? Or are you wondering what to do in Germany?

A trip to Germany allows you to see half-timbered houses, fairytale castles, dark forests and bustling cities. You get the chance to try traditional German food, visit stunning palaces and drive on the Autobahn, the highway without speed limits.

We want to show you where to go in Germany and how to plan your trip. This Germany road trip planner does not just help you discover the best of the country, we also give you lots of travel tips. As we are both living here, we know the country well and can tell you precisely what to look out for. Keep reading and start planning your trip now!

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Wedged in between Austria and Switzerland, the teardrop-shaped country of Liechtenstein receives far fewer visitors than its neighbours. Ask a random person on the street to point out Liechtenstein on a map, and many won’t even find it.

And those who do might wonder if it’s worth going through the trouble of visiting or whether they should just stick to the neighbouring alpine countries.

If you’re thinking about travelling to Liechtenstein, we’re here to answer your questions. After our recent trip there, we have all the information you need to decide whether it is worth visiting Liechtenstein.

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Few archaeological sites are as famous as Ancient Olympia in Greece.

Everyone knows about the Olympic Games, and this is where they originated more than 2,000 years ago. Yes, they were a bit different back then, but the idea of athletes arriving from different places and competing against each other has survived until today.

The good news is that you can easily visit Ancient Olympia, no matter if you’re arriving on a day trip from Athens, whether it’s part of a longer tour through Greece or whether you’re exploring the Penelopponese peninsula.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about visiting Olympia!

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Greece is home to thousands of islands, but Santorini is one of the most famous ones.

Most people know the picture of the famous blue domes. But have you ever wondered what to do in Santorini besides taking pictures of that viewpoint?

In order to help you plan your stay on the islands, we’ve put together this 4-day Santorini itinerary. You’ll explore the cutest towns and villages, relax on red beaches, climb a volcano and learn about the Akrotiri Bronze Age town.

Keep reading to find out how to squeeze this and even more into your Santorini trip!

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Have you ever heard of Turpan? No?

We hadn’t either until we started researching the Silk Road. It is most likely the city’s remoteness that keeps it from being a tourist destination. Located in the province of Xinjiang in Western China, travellers need to spend many hours on a train to get here.

Yet, we highly recommend a visit. In touristy China, you won’t find many places that you can enjoy almost by yourself. Plus, there are enough things to do in this city that make a trip out here worthwhile.

Keep reading to find out about the best things to do in Turpan and why you should consider visiting this remote city!

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Visiting Meteora is one of the highlights of any trip to Greece, and one of the best things to do in the area is to see the monasteries. The buildings towering on top of steep rock formations are a fascinating sight that you won’t forget anytime soon.

When visiting Meteora, you have the choice between multiple modes of transport. You can rent a car, join a tour, get an electric bike for a day or hike to the monasteries. We think that all of those ways are fantastic for seeing the area, and we went for a sunset tour ourselves when we arrived.

The next day, though, we opted for a hike. Hiking Meteora on your own is an excellent way of getting around if you don’t like driving and don’t want to be tied down to the schedule of a tour. It’s also the most budget-friendly way of seeing the monasteries.

To help you organise your hike, we have put together this Meteora hiking guide. Here, you can find a map as well as a detailed description of all segments of the walk. This way, you will arrive at all of the six monasteries without getting lost.

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