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The Pamir Highway - Along the Silk Road from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan 870 , 10 Days

The Pamir Highway - Along the Silk Road from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan

The Pamir Highway known more formally as the M41, is the world's second highest international...
Where the Pamirs meet the Hindu Kush - Tajikistan and Afghanistan 1720 , 12 Days

Where the Pamirs meet the Hindu Kush - Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Badakhshan is one of the less known areas of Pamir/Hindu Kush located among exotic landscapes of...
The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan 1650 , 21 Days

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

 Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan as you delve into the vast deserts, rolling steppe,...
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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...