Sunday, February 14, 2016

Central Asia: Itinerary for 3 weeks in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakstan


Pre-travel
 - Some notes on applying for Uzbekistan visa
 - Getting free accommodation during transit from China Southern Airlines
 - Booking Uzbekistan Airways online
 - Breakdown of travel days and links to accommodation.
 - Uzbekistan's favourite sons and some random tips on travelling around Uzbekistan


China: Urumqi
Day 1 - Layover in Urumqi


Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek
Day 2 - Getting to Bishkek and things to do in Bishkek


Kyrgyzstan: Kochkor/Song Kul
Day 3
 - Getting to Kochkor and organising things with CBT.
 - Lunch in Kochkor before travelling to Song Kul


Kyrgyzstan: Song Kul
Day 4 - Yurt stay and things to do at Song Kul


Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek
Day 5 and 6 - Back to Bishkek for Kyrgyzstan's Independence Day, Ala Archa National Park and Osh Bazaar


Day 7 - Mini fright at Manas Airport and errand day in Tashkent.


Uzbekistan: Tashkek
Day 7 and 8 - Things to see/do in Tashkent
Day 9 - Travelling to Khiva


Uzbekistan: Khiva
Day 10 - Day trip to Elliq Qala
Day 11 and 12 - Things to see/do in Khiva


Uzbekistan: Khiva/Bukhara
Day 13 - Wonder if the somsa I didn't get to eat is yummy


Uzbekistan: Bukhara
Day 14 and 15: Things to see/do in Bukhara, complete with a hammam experience


Uzbekistan: Nurata/Kyzyl Kum Desert
Day 16 - Pit stop at Nurata before a yurt overnighting in Kyzyl Kum Desert


Uzbekistan: Nuratau Mountains
Day 17
 - A visit to Lake Aydar and maybe a Kazakh village of Dungalak.
 - Then we had a homestay at Asraf Village


Uzbekistan: Nuratau Mountains/Samarkand
Day 18 - A quick visit to Uhum Bazaar before we were off to Samarkand


Uzbekistan: Samarkand
Day 19 and 20 - Things to see/do in Samarkand.


Kazakhstan: Tashkent/Almaty
Day 21 - Travelling day

Kazakhstan: Almaty
Day 22 and 23: Things to see/do in Almaty and a super sized "small plate chicken" - xiaopanji (小盘鸡).


China: Urumqi
Day 24 - Overnight transit in Urumqi, dashed through Guangzhou before landed home in Melbourne.


Side note: Ok, this is the last of my scheduled posts. I've been staggering on the published date and have to be on a break now... to study again. Got to pass this exam... back soon! ^^

4 comments:

  1. Good luck and all the best to you for your upcoming exam. I really enjoyed this post and I wish more bloggers could actually summarise their travelogues to make our life more easier.

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  2. Oh my giddy aunt! This is what you miss when you disappear for months on end: Cubie's gone to Central Asia, and there's a wealth of stories waiting to be read, enjoyed, envied.

    Exam? What exam? All the best, break a leg, go get 'em!

    Now let me indulge myself with your stories and your photos ...

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    1. Haha... Welcome back!
      Some paper part of work...got to pass to get reimbursed! Grin. Thank you!

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