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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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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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Things to do in Irkutsk Russia, Siberia

Things to do in Irkutsk Russia, Siberia

If you come from Novosibirsk you may feel you just landed in a smaller version of Novosibirsk. It’s a similar setup – the river, the Soviet era buildings and the parks. However Irkutsk has more character with more old Siberian houses and a more compact city center. The city has no Soviet era wide alleys […]

Posted on June 27, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Interview with Johnny Ward from onestep4ward.com

Interview with Johnny Ward from onestep4ward.com

I'm really happy to have Johnny Ward as our most recent interviewee. Johnny has made his way through 107 countries and shares his stories at onestep4ward.com. How, why and when did you get started to blog your thoughts on travel? I started it in 2009 when I was in Australia on a working holiday visa. […]

Posted on January 31, 2014 by in Travel Deals

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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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