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Blogging from the Wild

Best books to read before visiting Uzbekistan

Whether you want to read up before you visit, feed your curiosity post-visit, or just want to be whisked away to the Silk Road from the comfort of your armchair, we present three great reads featuring Uzbekistan.

Best time to visit Uzbekistan

The best time to visit Uzbekistan depends on your plans for your trip to this ancient land. Both blazing sun and arctic conditions are possible, so read our guide.

The 9 Top Places To Visit In Uzbekistan

There’s so much more to Uzbekistan than its Silk Road heritage. Get off the beaten path to experience its diverse land.

A Starry Slumber in Uzbekistan

Tour leader Ryan Graver has a night sleeping under the stars in Uzbekistan.

The Great Game in Uzbekistan

Tour Leader Ryan Graver continues his tour of Uzbekistan on the Land of Silk Road Treasures tour.

Yangikishlak Homestay

Tour leader Ryan Graver tells us about his homestay experience on the Land of Silk Road Treasures tour.

Khovrenko Wine Cellar

On her recent Silk Road tour, Alice discovers a very old and almost forgotten wine cellar.

Just back from...Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Recently back from his journey to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Sales Manager Sean fills us in on the highlights of his trip.

The Land of Silk Road Treasures

Anne Quinney travelled with us recently on our Uzbekistan: Land of Silk Road Treasures tour, and loved her trip so much, she decided to write a blog for us.

Why You Need To Visit The Silk Road

The 'Stans of Central Asia' have an allure like no other place in this world. For most people these countries are rarely thought about and even more rarely traveled to. Which is why we are here to tell you that the Silk Road, specifically the area through Central Asia should be at the top of everyon…

Just Back From…Uzbekistan

Travel Consultant Clem has just got back from a trip to Uzbekistan and has a lot to say about this fascinating Central Asian country.

What Does a Silk Road Itinerary Look Like?

We put together a Silk Road Itinerary to help you visualize what it's like to travel along the silk road and the things you can expect to experience.

Timur and Uzbekistan

After his recent trip to Uzbekistan, Josh takes a look at Timur, their national hero and a 14th century warlord who conquered much of Asia.

Just Back From... Uzbekistan

Josh recently had the opportunity to visit Uzbekistan, taking in the Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand as well as its modern capital of Tashkent. In this blog he describes his highlights, tips and favourite moments.

From Samarkand to the Aral Sea

WF client, Jacqueline recounts her experiences along the Silk Road as she travels through Uzbekistan, from the haunting landscapes of the Aral Sea to the glittering architecture of Samarkand.

Just Back From... Silk Road Odyssey

WF's Charlie describes his journey through China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan whilst on our Silk Road Odyssey tour

My Silk Road Odyssey through Kyrgyzstan and China

WF tour leader Carly describes life in a yurt by Kyrgyzstan's Son Kul lake and the incredible array of sights, sounds and smells at Kashgar's famous market.

How to travel the Silk Road

The Silk Road is one of the world’s most famous and evocative routes. Named after the trade which sprang up in response to the demand for Chinese silk, its origins can be traced back over 3000 years.

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Homestays, Borders and Desert Storms

Tour leader, Carly Fillis, writes from the field about local hospitality and the fickle weather of the desert, as she leads our Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Cities of the Silk Road tour.

Tour in Focus: Silk Road Odyssey

Our Tour in Focus blog series takes an in-depth look at some of our most popular tours, highlighting what makes them different and answering the most common questions travellers might have. Here we look at one of our most popular tours along the Silk Road, the Silk Road Odyssey. Taking in many of the highlights along this historic route, from the endless grassy plains of the Kyrgyzstan steppe to the architectural wonders of Uzbekistan, this tour gives an overview of the culture and landscapes of Central Asia.

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