Melons Are Uzbekistan's Favourite Road Trip Snack
Across the Central Asian nation, melons are stacked high by the roadside in amber, mustard yellow, and bright green. The ideal food when driving in desert heat.
How Does Kazakhstan Feel About 'Borat' Ten Years Later?
"It was a comedy—not a documentary."
This Cookbook Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew About Soviet Food
The cuisine of former Soviet countries in Central Asia has long been written off as bland. Food writers Eleanor Ford and Caroline Eden want to change that—starting with the Uzbek rice dish of Plov.
Kyrgyzstan is Both a Haven and Dumping Ground for West African Footballers
Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries have become a destination for West African football players. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes it isn't.
I Took a Trip Down Tajikistan's 'Heroin Highway'
And learned how it was helping to keep the country together.
These Guys Build the World's Tallest Flagpoles for Authoritarian Regimes
Nothing says national pride like a massive pole.
Kyrgyzstan Is the Latest Victim of the Global Heroin Trade
Here's a brief history of how that came to be.