Boosting Regional Trade

After I dropped my kids off at school this morning, I checked the news stories coming from Uzbekistan and stumbled upon this one. Now, this is the type of story I like to wake up to on a Monday mor...

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Meet Nosir!

As you go through life, you’ll meet people that brighten your day because they’ve got that infectiously cheerful disposition that makes one feel safe, secure, and comfortable. At Roxana Tour, we’re...

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Meet Dilya Amanova!

Say hello to Dilya Amanova! Dilya was born and raised in Tashkent, and still lives there today. Ever since she was a kid, she was always interested in meeting people from other countri...

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Political News From Uzbekistan

Over the past few weeks I've noticed an increase in the number of stories about the Uzbek political situation and prognostications on the future of the country. I've been following Uzbek politics f...

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Mitigating the Effects of Jet Lag

Beating jet lag is the biggest challenges that travelers face today. In my time, I’ve traveled back and forth from Central Asia many times and I’ve learned a lot in the process. You can ask many pe...

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Strategic Packing

Every seasoned traveler has their own strategies for packing for a trip. It seems that the more a person has traveled, the less they carry with them for the road. I remember when I made my first tr...

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Meet Nellya Mukhamedova!

Say hello to Nellya Mukhamedova! Nellya is one of those people who just seem to have been born to be a tour guide and it shows in her warm and outgoing personality. “Ever since I was y...

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Golfing in Central Asia

Golfing??? In Uzbekistan??? What??? That was my first reaction when a friend asked if I wanted to hit the links. While I’m not a golfer, I have played the game a few times in my life w...

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Traveling By Train on the Great Silk Road?

Wouldn't it be great to be able to travel from Central Asia to China by rail? I've always wanted to do this, but there’s never been a connection between the two. As a friend of mine told me today, ...

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Top 5 Place to Visit in Kazakhstan

By far, Kazakhstan is the largest of the 5 ‘stans. In fact, the country is big enough to cover most of Europe! So as you can probably guess, it is a big challenge to name the top 5 tourist attract ...

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