A Different Approach For More Authenticity
Our guides follow a distinct perspective. They are intended as standalone companions for independent travelers and backpackers who simply seek the essential practical advice to navigate a country efficiently. For those who like to be surprised and go with the flow rather than following a predetermined itinerary.
You will not find yet another list of famous touristic sights and circuits to be ticked. Instead, we focus on meeting the locals and getting lost in nature, taking our time to understand more of the world we live in. We also showcase a strict budget approach as this important information is often hard to find. We trust that you will have no problem spending more if you feel 10-25$ a day is restricting you.
These guides also work as useful supplements to the regular travel literature. If you want to explore some of the well-known highlights but think that fancy hotels and air-conditioned tour buses lack authenticity, you are in the right place.
Finally, we are well aware that pretty much all these countries are currently off-limits because of travel restrictions. Until the guides become relevant again, you can consider them as inspiration, a place to dream about future travels, and a reminder that budget travel will eventually be possible again!
Mountains, yurts and horses. And lots of it. The quintessential Central Asian outdoor adventure awaits. Grab your tent and explore this wild yet surprisingly relaxed country.