Khorezm fortresses: a guide to Uzbekistan’s ancient desert castles

Khorezm fortresses: a guide to Uzbekistan’s ancient desert castles

Looking at the pictures of the crumbled ruins at our hostel in Khiva I did not expect much of the Khorezm fortresses. Who could have known that this was going to be a highlight of our Uzbekistan itinerary? We had too many days planned in 

Top things to do in Khiva:  Uzbekistan’s desert city

Top things to do in Khiva: Uzbekistan’s desert city

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Khiva. Little Khiva is everything I had imagined from an ancient silk road city. Within the mudbrick walls of the old town is an impressive amount of history on display with mosques, 

Travel in Karakalpakstan: a guide to remote Uzbekistan

Travel in Karakalpakstan: a guide to remote Uzbekistan

This post is a travel guide with everything you need to know about travel in Karakalpakstan Desolate and barren desert landscapes dominate the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. It receives relatively few tourists, even though it covers 36% of Uzbekistans landmass. It includes the 

Moynaq: a travel guide to the Aral sea in Uzbekistan

Moynaq: a travel guide to the Aral sea in Uzbekistan

This post is a Moynaq travel guide with everything you need to know before you visit Moynaq. There is no other place in central Asia where the Aral sea disaster had so much impact on its people than in Moynaq. Once, Moynaq was a prosperous 

Nukus: a city guide to things to do in Nukus Uzbekistan

Nukus: a city guide to things to do in Nukus Uzbekistan

Nukus is one of the most desolate cities in Uzbekistan. A city that you will visit for its remoteness and isolation rather than its tourist attractions. Part of its charm is that there are not a lot of things to do in Nukus. Nukus is