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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.

A to Z of the Silk Road

The Silk Road was one of the world’s most important trade routes, traversing deserts, mountains and plains from China to Constantinople with branches down to India, the Middle East and North Africa. More than just goods, the Silk Road transported religion, culture and ideas between east and west. In our A to Z we take a look at some of the key people, places and events in the history of the Silk Road.

Top Five Places to Visit on the Silk Road

Interest in the Silk Road is growing rapidly, with travellers intrigued by the ancient routes which saw the exchange of goods, religion and ideas between east and west. The routes cover such vast areas that it can be difficult to decide where to visit, so we’ve put together a list of the top five places to see on the Silk Road, from cultural hotspots to incredible landscapes.

Russian Saunas & Local Vodka in Kyrgyzstan

Alison Baxter retells some of her adventures from her recent Wild Mountains and Fabled Towns tour, including rustic saunas and local vodka.

Sogdians and Spices in Samarkand

The final post from Hilary Napier as she ends her 'Silk Road: Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan - Wild Mountains, Fabled Towns' tour by enjoying the sights in the ancient city of Samarkand.

New Best Friends in Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan

Hilary Napier continues her story as she travels from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan, making plenty of friends along the way.

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