Where we’ve been

Spellbinding Bukhara on the silk road

Winding lanes and facades which glimmer like a mirage in the desert... welcome to Bukhara.

Do a day in Doha! How to spend a Qatar stopover

What would you do with a day in Doha? Here's how to spend a day in the Qatari capital!

The fabled silk road city of Samarkand

Samarkand's greatest architectural monument was the seat of power for one of history's most bloodthirsty tyrants.

Tashkent, the city that nearly wasn’t

Tashkent was levelled by an earthquake in the 60s, and much of its history was consigned to become more secrets of Central Asia...

Osh; Kyrgyzstan’s historic, troubled second city

Osh, Kyrgyzstan's second largest city, is also its most historic, but it finds itself in a fateful knot of borders.

Kyrgyz cuisine: not for the faint hearted

Anyone for fermented mare's milk? Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Kyrgyz cuisine!

Dodgy dealings on the road from Bishkek to Osh

The road from Bishkek to Osh is a glorious mountain drive; relaxing, until you think you've arrived at a Kyrgyz drug den...

Lunch in a yurt at Lake Song-Kol

Lake Song-Kol is frozen for much of the year, but when the ice melts it attracts nomads from the lower pastures and trekkers from abroad.

Kochkor; not the Switzerland of the east

I once compared Kyrgyzstan to Europe- but after Kochkor, Switzerland would have a tough act to follow.

Where are the locations in the Qantas inflight safety videos?

The Qantas inflight safety videos depict Australia at its most beautiful, so lets discover all those locations for ourselves!