TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD - Three months ago, I took a 2.5 month trip through the Silk Road, a ancient network of trade routes, starting from China, I went through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and finally Turkmenistan and it was honestly the most unforgettable trip I have ever had traveling. The rawness of the hospitality and kindness was beyond any words that I can describe. By Sophia Kim for WeAreTravelGirls.com

CONQUERING STIGMAS: TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD

As a women travelling solo through the Silk Road carries some stigmas. In this post we share the positive experiences of a 2 month trip here.

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki. UZBEKISTAN

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas.

The great silk road: Spices...this is here everyday, but when you see it for the first time it's like a work of art that went unsigned...gorgeous find...and pics..

INDIA: The great silk road: Spices.this is here everyday, but when you see it for the first time it's like a work of art that went unsigned.and pics.

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with tas far as Rome.

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with India, Persia and as far as Rome.

Jiayuguan Fort, silk road, Gansu Province, China

Great Wall of China / Jiayuguan Fortress century); at the west end of the Great Wall of China, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall.

The ancient silk-road city of Palmyra is located in the Syrian desert and was one of the wealthiest cities in the Near East during its prime. (via Hello! Daily News)

The Ruins of Palmyra, a World Heritage site in Syria, closed by ISIS forces today who have plans to destroy the site.

People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

Amazing: A dreamfunder gap year option maybe? People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. by arushi_bowman

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