After years spent as an enigma hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the now independent countries of Central Asia, the ‘Stans as they are fondly referred to, are slowly but surely reemerging into the spotlight.
For those in the know, this fabled region ignites a sense of wonder and represents a place of unparalleled adventure, rich history and the chance to experience traditions that have remained hidden for centuries.
They whisper its praises hoping to keep this wonderfully offbeat part of the world a secret for just that little bit longer.
But, word is spreading quickly.
The restored splendour of ancient silk road cities that sit isolated in the windswept desert. Saw-toothed mountains and pristine lakes where nomads roam and yurts speckle the countryside. A dusty road that weaves from peak to peak and sets the scene for an epic roadtrip.