Central Asia

Magical Tashkent

Magical Tashkent

“Tashkent,” I whispered. An exotic, soulful name that conjured images of magical kingdoms filled with Genies, flying carpets and architecture that blends with the sand. I expected a great caravanserai city in the midst...
Riyadh – Three Side Trips Not to be Missed

Riyadh – Three Side Trips Not to be Missed

The land of a thousand and one fables and fantasies, impenetrable Saudi Arabia has long intrigued the world. As the country begins to relax its visa rules to welcome visitors, Unearthing Asia shares with you here...
Mesmerizing Turkey

Mesmerizing Turkey

To many foreigners, Turkey is synonymous with beautiful carpeted hallways of grandiose halls, with mesmerizing carvings and handcrafted decorations adorning the walls. It brings to mind the tale of a storyteller princess who fascinated...
Wadi Rum, a Magical Arabian Desert

Wadi Rum, a Magical Arabian Desert

Like how one would imagine the magical Arabic deserts to be, Wadi Rum gives you that spine-tingling sense of Middle Eastern beauty you’d least expect. A pride of Jordan, this wild desert is a...
Qatar, the Past and Future of Arab

Qatar, the Past and Future of Arab

When people think of Qatar, oil is the first thing that comes to mind. Like its Gulf State peers, Qatar has seen a remarkable transformation from sleepy backwater emirate to a vibrant regional power...
A Guide To Middle Eastern Cuisines

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,...
A Backpacker’s Guide to Egypt

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...
Relaxing on Israeli Shores

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...
Exploring Uzbekistan

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...
Qatar – Khor Al Udaid Beach

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...
Dubai’s Coastal Paradise

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...
The Stans Part I – Kazakhstan

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...
Tajikistan – Stans 2

Tajikistan – Stans 2

We continue our tour of the “new” backpacker circuit in Central Asia with a stop in Tajikistan. A relatively small nation, it borders several of the other ‘stans as well as well as China to the...
Uzbekistan – Stans Part 3

Uzbekistan – Stans Part 3

The next stop in our tour of the “new” backpacker circuit in Central Asia is Uzbekistan. Landlocked nation with the exception of the bordering Aral Sea, the Uzbek countryside is a series of deserts and dunes....
Kyrgyzstan – The ‘Stans Part 4

Kyrgyzstan – The ‘Stans Part 4

Today we continue our offbeat excursions to explore the things to see and do in Central Asia. This week we visit Kyrgyzstan, a rural and mountainous country that will remind you of the gorgeous scenery...
Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

Beyond India’s popular Golden Triangle lies a calm desert terrain and a fairy-tale setting. Nellie Huang uncovers a mosaic of colors in the offbeat region of Rajasthan. Text by Nellie Huang (WildJunket). With mystique...
Alila Enters Cambodia with Stylish Alila Sothea

Alila Enters Cambodia with Stylish Alila Sothea

A new dash of style and luxury has made its way to Siem Reap. The luxury boutique resort Alila Sothea has re-launched and re-opened, a stylish resort marking Alila’s entry into Cambodia. Located in...
Turkey’s Eclectic Mix of Sights

Turkey’s Eclectic Mix of Sights

While neighboring Greece has its beautiful beaches, wonderful sunsets, and ancient ruins, the country of Turkey has its awe-inspiring natural landscape formations, a colorful and lively culture, and an eclectic mix of the Greek,...
Head Off to Turkey For Your Romantic Holiday

Head Off to Turkey For Your Romantic Holiday

Filed under Attractions, Crossroad of Asia, Luxury Travel Leave a comment Many wouldn’t think so but with its sparkling turquoise waters, its stunning natural landscape formations, and its warm nights, Turkey is one of the most romantic...