Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

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Lonely Planet, Aug 15, 2007 - Travel - 508 pages
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Discover Central Asia
Lose yourself among the blue domes and mosaics fo the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Play Marco Polo, exploring Silk Road forts while bathed in the light of the snowcapped Hindu Kush in the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan.
Watch a Kyrgyz eagle hunter in action, and taste the delights of fermented mare's milk in Kyrgyzstan.
Follow in the footsteps of British spies, Chinese pilgrims and Russian explorers and embark on your own Great Game.
In This Guide:
Five authors, five 'stans, 27 visa stamps (78 visa checks), 182 pots of green tea, one (short) detention by the KGB.
Everything you need to know about visas, travel permits and crossing Asia's remotest borders.
Trek into remote alpine valleys, follow herders on horseback or ride camels with our new Activities chapter.
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Contents

The Author
18
Itineraries
24
UstKamenogorsk
29
Snapshot
33
Customs
44
Religion
59
Arts
68
Activities
91
Dangers Annoyances
283
Osh to Irkeshtam Pass
339
Current Events
356
naravshan
371
Turkmenistan
398
Dangers Annoyances
408
Activities
411
Central Asia
443

Oskemen
169
TRANSPORT
183
Highlights
187
Religion
193
ALMATY
211
History
223
Kyrgyzstan
269
Central Asia
461
Health
474
Language
481
Glossary
488
187
495
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About the author (2007)

Bradley Mayhew graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University. He has traveled and trekked across Chinese and Russian Central Asia, Tibet, Iran and Ladakh. He has led adventure tours along the Silk Road and is the author/co-author of numerous Lonely Planet guides, including "Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway, Tibet, The Indian Himalaya" and "Southwest China". Mayhew lives in Montana, when not "on the road.

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