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Elliq Qala – 50 Desert Fortresses Of The Golden Ring in Uzbekistan

Dusty ruins of ancient fortresses and towns arising from the orange plains of Kyzylkum desert. Sand castles of a lost empire. Elliq Qala (Ellik Kala) in Uzbekistan, which translates into “fifty forts”, is a set of remains of the number of Khorezm fortresses in the Karakalpakstan republic in Uzbekistan. The area also known as Golden Ring of Ancient Khorezm is an unusual place to visit in west Uzbekistan.

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan – 21 Impressive Things To Do In Bukhara (+ Less Known Ones)

Bukhara, Uzbekistan. The intriguing city rising from the Kyzylkum Desert, like an oasis of the past. With the sea of turquoise madrasahs and mosques, a rich history reaching thousands of years back, there is no shortage of impressive things to do in Bukhara. Here are the top places to visit, as well as the ones less known to the tourist’s eye, but still worth discovering.

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Kyrgyzstan Off The Beat – Soviet Ghost Town in Tian Shan Mountains You’ve Never Heard Of

Abandoned Soviet town, surrounded by the high mountain peaks of the Tien Shan. Located in the remote valley, just a few kilometres from the Chinese border, inhabited only by a few local families. One of the places located deep off the beaten path in Kyrgyzstan. I present you the mesmerizing Sary Jaz valley and Englichek ghost town that has been left forgotten from the world on the east-north of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan Off The Beat – Soviet Ghost Town in Tian Shan Mountains You’ve Never Heard Of”

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10 Astonishing Things To Do In Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand, a jewel in the crown of the Great Silk Road and Uzbekistan, is a city like no other. Find out about the top things to do in Samarkand, the crossroad between east and west. Discover historical places in Samarkand Silk Road and get amazed by the array of historical and cultural Samarkand attractions.

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Rjukan ice climbing in Norway & other things to do in Rjukan in a day trip from Oslo

Rjukan offers many outdoor and indoor activities. This includes hiking up the Gaustatoppen mountain that offers amazing views or riding the underground funicular. Add to this the famous Rjukan ice climbing opportunities, the sun mirrors, cable car, fascinating industrial history… The list goes on and on. Here is what to do in Rjukan, Norway.

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Full Backpacking Uzbekistan Itinerary in One Week (Or More) + Tips

There are a lot of places to visit in Uzbekistan. However, a well made, a one week Uzbekistan itinerary is enough to see most of them, together with going off the beaten path and meeting local people. I carefully planned my Uzbekistan itinerary to see as much as possible in a week of backpacking Uzbekistan, and I share it with you. Continue reading “Full Backpacking Uzbekistan Itinerary in One Week (Or More) + Tips”

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Where To Stay in Oslo – Best Hotels in Oslo + Oslo Districts Explained

Since I moved to Norway’s capital a few years ago, one of the most common questions I get is where to stay in Oslo and what are the best hotels in Oslo worth considering. The truth is, Oslo accommodation can be a little confusing, and cheap hotels are quite hard to find. But fear not, I created this guide for you where you can find plenty of information about Oslo hotels, whether you look for hostels, boutique hotels or others. I also cover which neighbourhood in Oslo to stay in, describing the main ones, so you can choose yourself. 

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Hiking in Oslo and around – the best Oslo hiking trails with panoramic views

Being in the city doesn’t mean you can’t explore the outdoors and get closer to nature. There are a lot of possibilities for hiking in Oslo. Here, I share with you the best Oslo hiking trails with panoramic views, easy access and the landscape you wouldn’t expect to find in this part of Norway.

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Discover Magical Norway in a Nutshell in winter & on your own

Have you ever thought of traveling famous Norway in a Nutshell in winter? Explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway off season, with peace and tranquillity. Discover the magic of the Norwegian fjords in the snow. 

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