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The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

It’s even prettier than the pictures We’d heard of Samarkand but discounted the pictures a bit. In reality, the country is less crowded, more interesting. more breathtaking and in much better shape than you’d expect. Every sight is extremely well-maintained (on a US level), not crowded and just so well integrated into regular city life that […]

Posted on October 3, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 10 Things to do Dushanbe

My Favorite 10 Things to do Dushanbe

Things To Do Dushanbe – Understand Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan – a landlocked country sandwiched between Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Tajikistan is under authoritarian rule and the country is ‘very strictly policed’. The internet is partially blocked in Tajikistan and it remains the poorest country in the former Soviet Union, largely relying […]

Posted on September 22, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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What to expect in Luanda, Angola

What to expect in Luanda, Angola

Angola is a big country with a relatively small population of 12 million in South-West Africa. It is one of the biggest oil producers and has plenty of minerals it carves out from its rich soil. After being a sleepy Portuguese colony until 1975 it fought a bloody civil war and has found riches in […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria – a quick guide

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria – a quick guide

Where is Neuschwanstein Castle? Neuschwanstein Castle (New Swan Stone Castle in English) is a stunning 19th century Romanesque Revival palace in a fairy-tale hilltop setting above the village of Hohenschwangau in Germany’s Bavaria. Its name was derived from a Wagner opera – “The Swan Night”. Commissioned in the 1800s as a homage to Wagner by […]

Posted on October 17, 2014 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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