Culture

Languages in Central Asia

Languages in Central Asia Kazakh? Kyrgyz? Tajik? Turkmen? Uzbek? Languages in Central Asia all sound very exotic and most people have difficulties to classify them. Knowing the national languages or a few words opens many doors for travelers. Often it’s enough being able to say hello and thank you to put a smile on the […]

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Central Asian Cuisine

Introduction to Central Asian Cuisine Food’s an important part of any trip.  We both worry and get excited about all the delicious things we might taste during our travels.  We’ve put together a food guide so that if you’re about to embark on a journey through Central Asia, you’ll know what to expect.  We’ll unravel […]

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Culture

Pamir Houses

Pamiri Houses People in Pamir have a different language, culture, and religion to the Tajiks.  Even their houses stand out with their beauty and symbolism.  It is a tradition to build a house as a family, instead of buying one.  In a family, the youngest son stays with his parents after marriage to take care […]

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Yurts in Central Asia

Heritage of Nomads There is one thing that has been closely connected to the life of nomads for several millennia.  It’s a thing which has ensured the continuation of nomad lifestyle while hundreds of settled civilizations rose and descended into ashes.  A thing that enabled nomads to feel at home no matter where they went.  […]

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