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.
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 Engilchek ghost town that has been left forgotten from the world on the east-north of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan: Sary Jaz and Engilchek – Forgotten Soviet Town in Tian Shan Mountains”
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
Is it possible to travel to Norway on a budget? Is Norway expensive? After living and travelling in Norway for over 2 years, I know how to travel Norway on a shoestring and I share with you all of my tips.
Bergen, the southwestern city of Norway surrounded by mountains and fjords, is famous for its colourful wooden houses, outdoor activities and proximity to the beautiful Norwegian nature. I visited the city off-season to discover what to do in Bergen in winter when there are fewer tourists. In this guide, you will find how to experience winter in Bergen, what are the best things to do in Bergen in winter, and how to make the most of your stay even if the Bergen weather is not the best.
2019 was an interesting year. I’ve visited 14 counties, including 8 new ones, celebrated my 30th birthday in the Galápagos Islands, together with my 60th country, and travelled to a new continent.