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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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Radisson Blu Tashkent Review

Radisson Blu Tashkent Review

The Radisson Blu Tashkent is currently the sole ‘luxury’ business hotel in this city, since the InterContinental next door lost its franchise agreement and the Hyatt Regency Tashkent has yet to open. The Radisson Blu in Tashkent is located on the northern edge of downtown, which isn’t great, but it’s acceptable. Taxis get you almost anywhere in […]

Posted on September 30, 2016 by in Club Carlson / Radisson, Hotel Reviews

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My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand – Understand Samarkand is one of the richest cities of the ‘Silk Road’. This pre-medieval trading route between Europe and Asia was so profitable for everyone along the way (trade always makes all participants better off despite what politicians make of it) that the rulers were able to build mind-boggling places. […]

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Air Astana Review

Air Astana Review

Flying in Central Asia is almost impossible without Air Astana. The company operates two hubs in Kazakhstan in Astana and Almaty. The airline’s management is headed by Peter Foster (formerly of Cathay Pacific and Royal Brunei Airlines). As I outlined in my last Air Astana review last year, the company is surprisingly modern and punctual. […]

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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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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American Express Starwood cards offers – 25,000 Starpoints and two free nights

American Express Starwood cards offers – 25,000 Starpoints and two free nights

Apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal Credit Card here and the Business Credit Card here. American Express Starwood cards – what are the offers? The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is offering 25,000 bonus Starpoints when you use your card to spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card […]

Posted on September 1, 2016 by in American Express Membership Rewards

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The curious case of Turkmenistan

The curious case of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is one of the many ‘stans’ in Central Asia. While places like Kyrgyzstan (here are my Top Things to do in Bishkek) love tourists and provide anyone who comes by with a 365 days, free one arrival, visa, the regime of Turkmenistan carefully selects the few thousand tourists every year. The consulate website makes […]

Posted on May 19, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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