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Central Asia 2014 (6) The magnificent oasis of Khiva

Squeezed in between the Kyzylkum and Karakum deserts we find Khiva, or Itchan Kala as it was known when slaves were traded and silk passed by on camel caravans from China.  We are close to the banks of the great...

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International backpacker routes

You are now going to study a map with all the major backpacking routes around the world, all major traveller hubs, and a series of secondary ones. I came across this impressive map a while ago and with the accept...

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Language Differences in Europe

If you are travelling the Americas you get by with a knowledge of Spanish and...

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Get your favourite news delivered to you

How do you find out if your favourite travel blogs have posted new content? Do...

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Paintings about travelling

Painters have always been fascinated by travels, in all aspects of the word....

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How to include maps in your blog posts

This website deals with travels and trips to many places. Most readers would...

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Central Asia 2014 (5) The Emir of Bukhara and the lost camels

The man on the image from 1911 was the last Emir of Bukhara. Join me for a...

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Central Asia 2014 (4) Shakhrisabz and the birth of a nation

This is rule number 1 in nation building: Go back in history and find an epic...

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