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Culture and Etiquette in a Travel Frontier: Understanding Uzbekistan

Culture and Etiquette in a Travel Frontier: Understanding Uzbekistan

Even among experienced travelers, the ‘stans (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan) are unknown territory. They have little cultural penetration in the west, so while many of us can close our eyes and envision Bangkok, Tokyo or Singapore, we can’t necessarily do the same for Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan. Besides the normal concerns […]

Culture and Etiquette of a Travel Frontier – Understanding Indonesia

Culture and Etiquette of a Travel Frontier – Understanding Indonesia

Comprising more than 17,000 islands and home to numerous religions and countless regional cultures, Indonesian society is diverse and varied; a visit could seem daunting to visitors, given the number of potential pitfalls. But, with a little insight into the country’s history, and a few examples of how that affects social mores, you’ll be better […]