Friday 10 October 2014

Central Asia Expedition

Central Asia is well known as a location where the ancient Silk Road traverses hot deserts and icy mountains, but details of its past, present and future are a lot more obscure for the outside world. Our expedition is designed to give you a somewhat brief but detailed insight to the history, people and natural values of all five countries of Central Asia, collectively known as the 'Five Stans' - Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Through our tiring but much rewarding voyage, we learn about the complex history of ancient civilizations and nomadic empires that changed guard over this territory more frequently than we could follow and understand without immersing ourselves into the heart of the land.

From 4.000 years old Oxus Civilization to Alexander the Great, from the Parthian Empire to Genghis Khan, from the Timurid Empire to communism, cultures and civilizations created one of the richest cultural and architectural heritages of the world.

Besides ancient cities, we will experience living traditions and amusing cultures, as well as explore natural habitats like the Karakum Desert, the Tien Shan mountains, alpine lakes and endless steppes, spiced with a number of pleasant surprises along the way. Join us through Central Asia and be part of our quest to learn, understand, experience and enjoy one of the least known yet most interesting corners of the world.

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