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Visiting The Tomb Of Ahmad Shah Massoud

By |2019-11-27T20:50:25-06:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting The Tomb Of Ahmad Shah Massoud. The Mujahideen were painted as courageous and resilient freedom fighters as they defended their lands from the Soviet invaders in the 1980s. None were more lionized than Ahmad Shah Massoud. Massoud was an Afghan politician and a military commander who led the guerrilla resistance in the Panjshir Valley. [...]

The Surprising People Of Afghanistan

By |2019-12-08T20:12:10-06:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Photos|

The Surprising People Of Afghanistan.  There are some countries that are in the news for all of the wrong and depressing reasons. When is the last time you heard a feel-good story from Yemen, Libya, or Democratic Republic of Congo? One country that can not seem to break its negative news cycle is Afghanistan. I [...]

What To Do In Nukus Uzbekistan

By |2019-11-18T08:36:13-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

What To Do In Nukus Uzbekistan. Nukus, a city of 300,000, can be found in the remote west of Uzbekistan. Nukus is the capital of the Karakalpakstan, an autonomous state found within Uzbekistan. According to the constitution, Karakalpakstan is considered formally sovereign and their relations with Uzbekistan are regulated by treaties and agreements. The state is [...]

Uzbekistan – 139th Country

By |2019-11-17T23:54:03-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Uzbekistan – 139th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Uzbekistan is my 139th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Uzbekistan is a double landlocked country in the Central Asia. [...]

Exploring The Aral Sea In Uzbekistan

By |2019-11-17T23:55:17-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Exploring The Aral Sea In Uzbekistan. When the name Uzbekistan slips into the conversation, images of the Silk Road waltz through my mind. I conjure pictures from Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva of ancient walled cities, ancient mosques, and azure-tiled minarets. Yet, there is more to explore in Uzbekistan than just the Silk Road. [...]

The People Of Peshawar

By |2019-10-06T05:38:30-06:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

The people of Peshawar. Visiting Peshawar Pakistan. Peshawar is ancient city whose history can be traced back 2500 years. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Peshawar sits in a valley and is only 30 miles (50 km) from the Afghan border. In fact, the main ethnic group in the Peshawar region is [...]

Pakistan – 138th Country

By |2019-12-05T15:37:40-06:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Pakistan – 138th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Pakistan is my 138th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!   Pakistan burst into existence in 1947, when the Brits [...]

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