Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Guide to Backpacking in Kazakhstan

In this guide we will tell you all about travelling in Kazakhstan on a budget, including what to see, where to stay and how to get there. Why Visit? The former Soviet country of Kazakhstan is not what you expect – and it certainly isn’t the home of Borat. From glittering Astana to dusty Silk Road towns, Kazakhstan has something that will appeal to everyone. The locals are incredibly friendly, the food is fantastic, it is dirt cheap and it’s easy to…

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Uzbek visa

Getting an Uzbekistan Visa in Almaty

We received our Uzbek tourist visa from the Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan in August 2016 using our Australian passports without any problems. Here is some information on the application process. Embassy location and opening hours The Uzbekistan Embassy is located at 36 Baribayev Street (corner of Gogol Street). It kind of looks like a doner kebab shop from the outside. There will be people everywhere so you can’t miss it. The Embassy only accepts visa applications on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 3pm and…

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Silk Road itinerary

Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

We are lucky enough to be travelling to many countries along the Silk Road from late July to early November 2016. We are not strictly travelling along the main Silk Road routes, which traditionally begin in China, but we are visiting many of the highlights. We will be travelling by local transport, but we have met lots of people travelling this route by bicycle, motorbike or hitchhiking. Our Silk Road Itinerary We have posted our rough itinerary below (we may…

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