Wittering travel counsellor, Emma Savage, discusses unusual travel destinations

I have been actually active currently, confirming all sorts of trips from relatives reunions in Australia, to honeymoons in Greece and even corporate vacation also. Its fantastic to be again performing a lot more of what I really like, writes journey counsellor, Emma Savage. As properly as preparing excellent holiday seasons for my prospects, an essential part of my purpose is making certain I am up to speed on all new excursions, excursions and itineraries which my suppliers have to offer you. So, this week, I have been fitting in some coaching on some far more unconventional destinations, which include Uzbekistan. This location to start with piqued my curiosity when it was featured by Simon Reeve a number of many years back on his tv sequence ‘Meet the Stans’ and is even now a place which fascinates me.

Uzbekistan is possibly ideal recognized for its inbound links to the Silk Street, the ancient trade route linking China with the Mediterranean and this is what attracts many site visitors these times Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara are all well-liked sites together the route. You may recall Joanna Lumley travelled the Silk Street for a television collection not so long in the past and this has brought about a major uptick in need from, (especially interestingly), girls about 50 – probably girls are channelling Joanna Lumley!

Uzbekistan is a central Asian country with a interesting background. Settled by a lot of in excess of the a long time, the Islamic architecture here is notably attention-grabbing. Its bustling bazaars and tea rooms will immerse you in the preferences and sights of area lifestyle – it’s a put in stark contrast to the United kingdom, from the society to the landscape.

Uzbekistan. Photo: Travel Counsellors
Uzbekistan. Image: Vacation Counsellors

Typically, when I’m asked about a spot these as this, team tours are my 1st port of get in touch with, mainly because I discover they allow keen adventurers to vacation with an professional neighborhood guideline, applying a selection of transportation choices and staying in quite a few styles of accommodation, from yurts to lodges. It’s a at ease way to see all the sights, safely and securely.

One of my suppliers, Intrepid Vacation, focuses on smaller groups and can take travellers on a extra immersive and yet cozy practical experience, without having compromising on the high quality of the lodging. Their Premium tour, for example, will enable you to examine the cosmopolitan money of Tashkent with its Soviet legacy, marvel at wonderful architecture in Samarkand, find the holy internet sites of Bukhara and stop by the historic monuments of Khiva. This journey even includes joining a area family members for a regular cooking class and acquiring to know the ins and outs of a classic Uzbek village. To get close to the country you will not be trapped on a bus – it’ll be planes, trains and even automobiles!

Uzbekistan is undoubtedly someplace which is on my have wish-listing. Will you be including it to yours? Do get in touch if you are contemplating of holiday seasons, I’d enjoy to assist with your upcoming adventure.