As I travel by train from Southern Kazakhstan to Russia, I can see the dried, salty lake beds around the city of Aralsk. Aralsk used to ...
We were excited to visit Volvograd, a city you probably haven’t heard of unless you know of the former name, Stalingrad. It was here that the Russians...Read More
In a land far away, in the rural regions of Central Asia, just South of Kyzylorda, there stands an abandoned city made of sand and mud that goe...
You might not have heard of Sayram, but it's actually one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and is over 3000 years old. The city is so old t...
Simply looking at photos of Astana, you can see that this strange capital is something else. Whether it’s the glass pyramid, the giant tent shopping m...Read More
There are very few accommodations listed online for Turkistan. The two that are commonly recommended are Hotel Sabina and Hotel Edem. We stayed at Hot...Read More
Again, like Novosibirsk, we had very little time to experience the city and we had to cherry-pick the best things to see and do in Omsk.
Omsk railw...Read More
When we visited Novosibirsk, we had a grand total of four hours between trains and after checking our bags in and out of the cloakroom, that equated t...Read More
We’ve created a list of things to see and do in Irkutsk based on our own experience. We went to Irkutsk knowing that it was seen as the entrance to La...Read More
When we researched good places to stop on the Trans-Siberian, we decided to definitely include Ulan Ude. It was touted as the Buddhist capital of Russ...Read More