A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Almaty to Dushanbe: an itinerary for independent travellers to Central Asia, starting in Kazakhstan continuing overland through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
A directory of recommended homestays we experienced during our travels in Central Asia, covering Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
FAQs for Backpackers and Independent Travellers to Central Asia. All you need to know to plan a trip to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan.
Stunning photographs of the journey along the Pamir Highway and through the Wakhan Valley from Osh in Kyrgyzstan to Murgab in Tajikistan in Central Asia.
A Guide to Transport in the Pamir Highway & Wakhan Valley for Independent Travellers and Backpackers: How to book transport for the Osh to Khorog journey.
Linking the Pamir Highway with the Wakhan Valley, the Khargush Pass (4344m) in Tajikistan provides a tantalising first glimpse of Afghanistan and beyond.