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Always attracted by the ancient Silk Road, since my last visit in Spring 2006. Unbelievable how the country has changed. I’m totally excited; the people are super friendly and helpful, the food and outdoor dining is very improved. With ancient cities dating back to hundreds of years, Uzbekistan is an intriguing destination to visit. It is typically associated …

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Kyrgyzstan still remains one of the few, truly off track and intrepid travel destinations on Earth, and what sets it apart from some other unexplored places is that it’s actually quite well set up for tourism. Guest houses and yurt stays are set up throughout the country, the entry visa is a breeze and there …

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For four days every winter, Labrang Monastery in China’s Gansu province plays host to a breathtaking festival on an epic scale, a riot of color, music, and even smell, all wrapped in deep spirituality and centuries-old tradition. The largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Labrang draws thousands of pilgrims who have come …

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