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Your Mighty Travels Guide to the ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

Your Mighty Travels Guide to the ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

The Central Asia countries are often grouped together as ‘Stans. While this does not entirely do them justice, many have a similar history and a somewhat comparable culture. I just spent three weeks in Central Asia and have traveled there before. I have excluded Afghanistan and Pakistan from this guide; they both have a security […]

Posted on October 1, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan – Understand Almaty is the commercial capital of Kazakhstan and has a history of an oasis trading hub in the region. It’s located just north of the Alatau Mountains that separate Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan (see My Favorite Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). The city is a rewarding travel […]

Posted on September 24, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), 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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Hyatt Regency Dushanbe Review

Hyatt Regency Dushanbe Review

The Hyatt Regency Dushanbe is located in the grounds of the excellent City Park, just about one mile from the city center. The building really stands out because of its modern architecture both inside and out. Check-in was super-friendly and in English. The staff reminded me very much of the excellent Hyatt staff in Bishkek, […]

Posted on September 21, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, World of Hyatt

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The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – Seoul (ICN) to Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU) Air Astana Review (Economy Class) Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk Review DoubleTree by Hilton Novosibirsk Review S7 Airlines Review – Economy Class Astoria Hotel, Vladivostok Review […]

Posted on May 31, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU)

Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Top 10 things to do Guam and what to expect Photo Review Intramuros, Manila, Philippines – and the best place for a Manila sunset Philippine Airlines Review – Domestic and International Economy Class Marco Polo Davao Hotel Review Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy […]

Posted on May 19, 2015 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

I've previously outlined certain circumstances where using 20,000 or less United Mileage Plus miles could be better than booking with cash. I'll recap again here: – Booking Costly Last Minute Travel – Booking Not So Last Minute Travel but Travel Still Costly – That Mileage Run You Booked Several Months Back but Took a Bump […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in AAdvantage

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