A couple of notes, dear reader. We are headed to Myanmar and things may be quiet, or they may not. We just don't know. If you don't hear from us on the home page, take a look at “The Very Latest” on the left-hand sidebar. Twitter seems to have worked in most countries, even those with heavy internet controls and painfully slow connections.
We are also still catching up on Central Asia. It left an impression on us that has rendered us far behind in our writing. While we figure out Myanmar, we offer you the following: the best people, food and landscape/cityscape shots from a journey that still leaves us surprisingly nostalgic for the intensity, challenge, and people of Central Asia.
The countries of Central Asia – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – were once part of the Soviet Union. However, they are independent states today and are still trying to develop identities of their own. We spent almost four months in these countries, discovering their similarities and differences.
Although this region does not fall under the classification of “easy to travel”, it's worth a look and a visit. Take a visual tour through this region's people, food, cities and landscapes and see for yourself.
Central Asia Travel Photos
Once we have connectivity, stay tuned for the much-awaited Camel Awards, when we outline the best and worst that the Caucasus and Central Asia have to offer – from melons to toilets.