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How to Buy a Turkmenistan Tracksuit

The Turkmen love their tracksuits, and chances are when you get there, you're going to want to get one for yourself!

Central Asian Beers

From the microbreweries of Bishkek, to the cheapest pint in the world in Dushanbe, here's our guide to drinking beer in Central Asia.

Best and weirdest travel goals

There are a lot of travel goals that we're familiar with, such as aiming to visit every country in the world, but we come across some that are a bit more unusual or unexpected.

What is television like in Turkmenistan?

The SAIGA guide to the wonderful world of Turkmen TV - something we are no stranger to, having appeared ourselves on several of these channels.

Crossing the Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan border

Taxi touts, customs checks, queues of commuters - this is our guide to crossing the border between Osh and Ferghana.

Visiting Kow Ata Underground Lake

Who doesn’t love a good cave? Likewise, most people love swimming in hot springs. Well these two combine perfectly at Kow Ata.

Top 5 attractions in Syria

You might have seen a Roman amphitheatre or two, but have you seen the biggest in the world? And when you're thinking of Syria, you're not usually picturing a Mediterranean beach resort, are you?

Airlines in Syria

You might not immediately think of any Syrian airlines, they're not quite as famous as some other Middle Eastern airlines, but it doesn't mean they don't exist!

Our top 8 most unusual tourist destinations

In this day and age it’s hard to travel to places that are unusual. As the world becomes more accessible it's becoming increasingly difficult to find places that are truly off the beaten track. This is what we're here for though! And here's a list of some of our favourites.

Why is there a Bobby Sands Street in Tehran?

There are lots of seemingly oddly named streets around the world, but why would there be one in Tehran named for a Northern Irish political prisoner?

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