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Goat-carcass polo and sheep-bone marbles: Central Asia's traditional sports

5 min readPublished Feb 22, 2017

A crowd roars as a favourite local wrestler pins his opponent for the championship. A rumble of shock as a single horse-and-jockey fall to the back of a…

Goat-carcass polo and sheep-bone marbles: Central Asia's traditional sports
Festivals

Celebrating Nowruz the Central Asian way

4 min readPublished Mar 17, 2016

Framed by the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan mountains on the southern horizon, two teams of horsemen gather at centre field in Bishkek's Ak-Kula Hippodrome…

Celebrating Nowruz the Central Asian way
Adventure travel

Two-week traveller: adventures across Central Asia

5 min readPublished Aug 3, 2015

Once the realm of Silk Road merchants and Great Game spies, the Heavenly Mountains and Black Sand deserts of the 'Stans, as the five countries of Central…

Bucket list view: sunset at Bukhara Kalon Minaret in Uzbekistan. Image by Stephen Lioy / Lonely Planet