If you are considering adventure holidays this winter, I suggest you go skiing or snowboarding in Central Asia, especially in Kyrgyzstan.
Сovered by mountains in winter it is a paradise for skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and ice skating. This is where I spend this winter and almost every weekend take my snowboard and I go with friends to conquer the ski slopes. There are 15 ski bases in Kyrgyzstan, I was in 6 of them, and my favorite is the ski base in Karakol near Lake Issyk Kul. It is also the most popular in the country and is located far from the capital, but nevertheless experienced skiers prefer to go here.
Great snow quality, magical scenery and adrenaline – what else to wish from a holiday?!
If you got interested in the type of places like Khan Shatyr, then today’s topic will also be pretty amusing for you.
Meet another indoor beach in Germany. By the way, this is not just another hotspot in summer, but the world’s biggest indoor beach!
Just imagine seeing no difference between the real and artificial beaches! If it still seems impossible, then take a look at some wonderful photos and videos of the place or just take and visit! No wonder you will have as much fun as it is ever possible!
From Past to Future
Dear friends! What I would like to do today is pretty exciting. That is to illustrate how much of a difference the time makes in everything: in people, places, all other creatures and their actions.
For example, a couple centuries ago, who would have thought that the place, which is all in steppes and deserts would turn into a modern city and even the beach would appear there! I am talking about Almaty, Kazakhstan’s second capital!
It is incredibly how rapidly the city is developing. So fast that nowadays it is impossible not to find any kind of facility for the modern person. Among them stands out the unique indoor-beach. With sea water and the Maldivian sand, the place is attracting as many visitors as it is possible!
Gateway to Desert
Welcome back to the exciting tour in one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan! Due to the dryness of the weather and its location near the deserts, Khiva is given another name as “The Gateway to Desert”.
In the video by Euronews below, you will be able to see the old city of Khiva in the brightest colors possible and listen to the beautiful stories about its history, culture and traditions.
Now I invite you to visit Khiva and witness its precious historical heritage together with everyday life of its citizens.
Dear friends! Today we are in the city, which is as old as our current era. The very first site included in the World Heritage list from Uzbekistan is also located in this city. Welcome to Khiva, the heart of Kharezm region!
The ancient city’s name carries such interesting legends that I decided to share one of them with you:
To everyone, who has visited Khiva, is known that there is a famous water source in the city. Its taste was so unique that people said “Khey Vah!” (“How nice!”) when they drank and thus appeared the name Khiva…
I guess you have not seen this place in any of the previous videos about the city of Bukhara. This huge pond, which is surrounded by beautiful buildings is literally downtown Bukhara.
Unlike most of other city centers, which usually have a huge square, Bukhara’s is different. Instead of a big blank territory for rollerskating and so on, there stands a pond, which is why the name is “Lyab-i Hauz” or “By the Pond” in Uzbek.
The pond is surrounded by several architectural masterpieces, the most famous of which are Kokaldosh Madrasah, Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah and Nadir Divan Begi Khanaka.
Besides the buildings said above, you will also see the monument for the legendary character of Asian humor, Khodja Nasreddin.
3 in 1
I have introduced you guys to three main touristic spots of Uzbekistan. The three main cities, which the one must definitely recognize in order to be able to say: “I know about Uzbekistan”.
It is worth to note that each of those cities is pretty big and you may need a whole load of time to explore them. What to do then if you are short of time?
Here is a great solution: take a 3 in 1 tour for your weekend in Uzbekistan! Those three cities above are waiting for you to visit at least for short weekend’s time. The professional tour agents are all ready to organize that “impossible” adventure for you, so take advantage of it!
I can say nothing but WOW! I have not seen any better recording of Bukhara city than this video clip! Now a bit of introduction on the singer:
She is not a usual singer, but also a fashion designer of national apparels, ambassador of Uzbekistan in international events, active politician and after all, the princess of the country – daughter of Uzbekistan’s one and only president!
It is incredible how she manages to be involved in all said above. Indeed, her efforts in promoting tourism in the country, taking its culture and traditions to the world class are huge. The video clip below is one of the perfect examples of her patriotism!
Bukhara Virtual Tour
Just as our usual little tradition, I will now take you to the virtual tour in the city of wonders. No matter how many details are given, it is not as clear and enjoyable as visiting the certain destination or at least take a look at it through live adventures virtually.
Since, it takes some time and preparations to realize the first option, all we will do for now is to enjoy watching this beautiful video about Bukhara. So, welcome again to Bukhara and get ready to explore the best of our destination!
There is one city in Uzbekistan, whose name is always pronounced together with the great Samarkand. The city’s historical treasures are no less than Samarkand’s, since it has already reached the age of two thousand! So, dear friends, meet enchanting Bukhara!
This city is a place, where you will find yourself among the atmosphere of ancient times with masterpieces of architecture. It will be obvious that Bukhara was also one of the main cultural centers of Great Silk Road with its majesty. What I will do now is to go ahead and give you this link. Here you will be able to read a lot of interesting details, historical evidences about the city.