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Low cost carriers of Central Asia

Low cost carriers have long been a part of flying in Europe and Asia. They are the airlines we love to hate. And now finally low cost carriers have made it to Central Asia.

Exchanging money in Lebanon and Syria

An update from inside our current tour.

Non-Alcoholic Beer in Iran

Most people will know that Iran is a dry country, and no we don’t mean that it doesn’t get much rain, although for much of the country that is also true. By dry, we mean that alcohol is illegal.

Dining at Lyabi Hauz Restaurant

The best restaurant in Bukhara!

What is Nisa and why is it probably better than Merv?

Pretty controversial to suggest that Nisa might be better than Merv, but here's what we reckon.

The time Prince (King) Charles visited Turkmenistan

While no sitting British Monarch has ever visited Central Asia, the new King of the United Kingdom has explored our favourite destination – Turkmenistan – back when he was merely the Prince of Wales. And now for the first time ever, Britain and several countries around the world have a Monarch who has visited Central Asia.

Eating horse meat in Central Asia

Horse meat is widely consumed throughout most of Central Asia and is considered a delicacy, except for in Turkmenistan of course where it's illegal.

Fast Trains in Uzbekistan

Not only is Central Asia not backward, but Uzbekistan even has high-speed trains, the same as those you associate with Japan and France. While many western countries around the world are yet to build fast trains, Uzbekistan has had them for years.

The Queen's Travels

The Late Queen was many things, but let's not forget how much of a globe trotter she was. And of the countries Her Majesty travelled to, two of them are SAIGA tours destinations. Who would have thought we’d have this much in common with such a lady!

The World's Tallest Dams

Central Asia holds a lot of wacky world records, but here's one that seems pretty sensible actually. And Tajikistan held it for almost 40 years, and possibly will take it back again soon.

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