If your main goal for 2022 is to get away from almost everyone on Earth, Caroline Lupi and Dia Adams have got a prime location for you. The White Continent is beckoning, and so are its home populations of penguins and seals! The best time to visit Antarctica is during Antarctic summer, which is winter in the northern hemisphere.
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Photo: Press Service of the Samarkand Region Tourism and Sports Department
From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…
Source: Ancient and Unique Uzbekistan: Samarkand region II
Photo: Tina Walsh
Once a major trading route on the Silk Road, an outward-looking Uzbekistan is celebrating 30 years of independence from the USSR.
Source: Uzbekistan: How is the mysterious country enticing Western visitors?
Uzbekistan, a country that boasts of its serene, ethereal and ancient beauty, is an undiscovered gem of Asia that awaits travellers from all across the world to come and serve their vagabond soul a sense of satisfaction. A former Soviet Republic, Uzbekistan is now an independent nation with Tashkent as the largest and capital city of it.
Source: What Makes Uzbekistan An Unsung Hero Amongst Travellers To Asia
Registan means a sandy place, a desert in Persian language. But Registan of Samarkand is a different story. In the ancient city of Samarkand, ruled by the Timurid dynasty it was the heart of the city.
Source: A Unique story of Samarkand
Photo source: Euronews
Once a place of Islamic learning, this magestic madrassah in Samarkand dates back to the 1600s…
Source: Postcards from Uzbekistan: the Tilla-Kori Madrassah