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Lonely Planet Central Asia
     

Lonely Planet Central Asia

by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Greg Bloom, Paul Clammer, Michael Kohn
 

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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

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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.
Visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler suggestions.

Editorial Reviews

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In addition to listing the best accommodations in this intriguing region, this guide also covers the history and architecture of the cities along the famous Silk Road. Central Asiahas all the information you'll need on border crossings and visas, plus special language sections to help you express yourself on the road.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741791488
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Multi Country Travel Guide Series
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Bradley Mayhew Bradley started travelling in South-West China, Tibet and northern Pakistan while studying Chinese at Oxford University. Upon graduation he fled to Central america for six months to forget his Chinese and then worked in Beijing in a futile attempt to get it back. Since then he has spent two months in the Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Khiva, two months trekking in Kyrgyzstan and has enjoyed extended trips to Iran, eastern Turkey and Ladakh. He has also worked on Lonely Planet's India, Indian Himalaya, Pakistan, Karakoram Highway, South-West China and Tibet guides. Bradley is also the co-author and photographer of the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan, and has lectured on Central asia at the Royal Geographical Society. He splits his time between Sevenoaks in south-east England and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richard Plunkett Richard grew up on a farm/vineyard in central Victoria, and got the travel bug during a solo journey around India aged 18. He started work as a cadet journalist on the Melbourne age after dropping out of university, left for an extended trip through the Middle East, went broke, came home, and got a job as an editor at Lonely Planet. Besides covering Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for this book, he's worked on the India, Indian Himalaya and Delhi guides; next up is Bangladesh.

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