I recently crossed the India-Nepal border and managed to get my Nepal visa on arrival with no issues at Nepal's Bhairahawa Immigration office. It was my first time in Nepal and also the newest addition to the countries I have visited before 2019 ended. Although there's nothing nice about crossing the Sunauli-Bhairahawa border,
Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, might not resonate in every traveler's mind as much as London, Paris or Tokyo, but there are charming characteristics to this Tajik city. The truth is to be told---its heart and soul is definitely the people and their warm hospitality like no others. Trust me on this!
Samarkand is a real gem along the ancient Great Silk Road. This iconic crossroads between east and west was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. No wonder why it’s a favorite destination for many travelers to Uzbekistan. For history buffs and architecture enthusiasts, Samarkand is a true paradise.
Despite stories that there is nothing to see in Tashkent, I still wanted to give it a chance. And I’m glad I did. By utilizing Uzbekistan’s 5-day visa-free transit, I managed to enter Uzbekistan last November 2019 through Tashkent airport. With only one day to spend in Tashkent before I head south of the country, I was able to see...
Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is actually just a 5-hour drive from Almaty, Kazakhstan. But since I was entering the country through visa-on-arrival, I flew in to Bishkek airport (from Almaty) where my visa can only be processed. And just like Almaty, the Kyrgyz capital still has retained its former Soviet Asian flavor.
Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when it was moved to Astana (now Nursultan). One of the reasons given for the move was because of Almaty’s geographical location–it is in a southeast corner of the country. I, on the other hand, moved and traveled down south from Astana to Almaty due to the extreme cold of Astana.
The city of Astana, now called NurSultan, was my first stop on an extended Central Asian adventure last October 2019. Known today as Kazakhstan’s futuristic capital city, NurSultan certainly is a tough place to live because of its harsh cold climate but still, it is well worth a short visit. You can see NurSultan's main sights...
If you’re planning to visit Tajikistan and looking for a guide on how to apply for your Tajikistan eVisa (tourist visa) online, then you’re in the right place. With Tajikistan’s untouched and unspoiled nature alongside its people’s warm hospitality, I truly made a good decision to see this little known corner of the world last November.
I visited Kyrgyzstan in October 2019 and managed to get my Kyrgyzstan visa on arrival with no issues at Manas International Airport (in Bishkek). The beautiful and hospitable Central Asian country has been growing in popularity for tourists, and the government has made the visa on arrival so simple so more people can visit the country.
Yerevan and its history can be traced back to Noah and his descendants. No wonder why this city overflows with great history and rich cultural heritage. Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, is packed with museums, art galleries, and very stately Soviet-era buildings. If you’re pondering your next city trip, ignore the usual Paris...