Crossroad of Asia

The Stans Part I – Kazakhstan

March 20, 2010  

The Stans Part I – Kazakhstan

You’ve heard of the ‘stans, even if you don’t realize it. They are quickly becoming the new backpacker circuit in Central Asia, offering great off-road touring, expansive nature, and that slight twinge of discomfort in not knowing how safe really things are, which the more adventurous travelers just can’t get enough of. So here’s your four-part quick guide on the ‘stans, starting with Kazakhstan. Photo credit - Martijn MunnekePhoto credit - upyernoz A Russian... [Read more of this review]

Exploring Uzbekistan

September 20, 2009  

Exploring Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the Great Silk Road. For centuries, oases of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva brought respite to the caravans as they made their way across the desert. A tour through this country immerses you in the essence of the progress of civilization as it moved west. Today, Uzbekistan preserves this heritage while striving to bring its largely rural, historically nomadic populations better lives in a post-Soviet world. Slightly larger in area than... [Read more of this review]

Qatar – Khor Al Udaid Beach

August 31, 2009  

Qatar – Khor Al Udaid Beach

Imagine a list perfect getaway holidays, and one would usually find soft sandy beaches and the pristine ocean waters listed high up on that list. An isolated far away place where you can escape the daily hassles that you are forced to face in your everyday life, and can simply exile yourself and embark on a soul searching journey. For those looking for the perfect beach getaway in the Middle East region, you definitely has to consider the Khor Al Udaid Beach of Doha,... [Read more of this review]

Dubai’s Coastal Paradise

June 30, 2009  

Dubai’s Coastal Paradise

An oasis in the desert, Dubai is loud, crazy, glamorous, and a host of other adjective, all of them extreme. It’s one of those place that you either love or hate. But beyond the shimmering steel skyline that continues to expand at a rapid pace, there is an array of sightseeing attractions suitable for all tastes. Burj al-Arab. Photo credit - Photo SG. First, The Glam You can’t miss the boat-like outline of the Burj al-Arab Hotel, which proclaims itself as the world’s... [Read more of this review]

Relaxing on Israeli Shores

June 15, 2009  

Relaxing on Israeli Shores

Everybody has often seen photographs of tourists relaxing in the Dead Sea, floating and reading a newspaper. While experiencing the gems of being in the Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience, there’s plenty more along the Israeli shore to see and enjoy some fun in the sun. Here are a few recommended stops along Israel’s other coastlines for your consideration Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv. Photo credit - RunnerAlan. Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv Going to the beach in Tel Aviv... [Read more of this review]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Egypt

May 27, 2009  

A Backpacker’s Guide to Egypt

Traveling to Egypt may not top every backpacker’s to-do list, but this fascinating country is a gateway to the ancient world. Starting your journey in a Cairo hostel, the land of the Pharaohs is your oyster, with the pyramids at Giza and living museum Luxor are within easy reach. Aside from the ancient monuments and dusty tombs, the Red Sea is home to some of the best diving spots in the world, and modern day Cairo’s lively clubs and bars would make the fun-loving... [Read more of this review]

A Guide To Middle Eastern Cuisines

April 29, 2009  

A Guide To Middle Eastern Cuisines

Food is one of the most unique item pertaining to one’s culture, and one that is an important part to traveling nowadays. Here at Unearthing Asia, we are all for wacky eats and local street food, as you can see from our recent coverage of HK Street Food, Khmer Cuisines, Macau’s Food Guide and India’s Culinary Adventures. Here’s another food guide for your perusal, this time, to Middle Eastern Cuisines! Middle Eastern cuisines come in a wide variety... [Read more of this review]

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