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.

Turpan, China -one of several stops along the Silk Road.

"Turpan (China Turpan, or Tulufan as the Chinese call it, is in Xinjiang province. The population in this province are of the Uyghur minority - descendants from Alexander the Great or the Turkish people. Even their language sounds like Turkish.

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.

Advice on how to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries like Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

How to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Our favourite photos from travelling the. Silk Road. The best photography we captured from Central Asia and China.  no

A Photo Journey Along The Silk Road

A Photo Journey Along The Silk Road. Our favourite photos from travelling the. The best photography we captured from Central Asia and China.

The Silk Road (China). 'There are other Silk Road  cities in countries like Uzbekistan  and Turkmenistan, but it’s in  Xinjiang China where you really get the feeling  of stepping on the actual ‘Silk Road’.

This shot of colorful hills was taken from Danxia Landform (丹霞地貌) near Zhangye (张掖), Gansu Province, China. *** I came to Zhangye by train from Xi'an, spending 14 hours on the train. Zhangye is very lovely city in the middle of the China's Silk Road.

BUCKET LIST MATERIAL: Backpacking the legendary Silk Road! This is my overview of four months backpacking the SILKROAD in Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. | By Bunch of Backpackers

Backpacking the 'Silk Road': an ultimate overview - Bunch of Backpackers

The Buddhist shrines of Maiji Shan — Corn Cob Mountain one of the ancient way-stations along the Silk Road.

Here once stood an magnificent tree ! Which is now calledThe Buddhist shrines of Maiji Shan — Corn Cob Mountain one of the ancient way-stations along the Silk Road.

To see a true-blue oasis. | Along the Silk Road, the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, north west China.

No, it's not a mirage: Tiny 2,000-year-old oasis in China that keeps city alive is saved from being swallowed by desert

Yueyaquan or Yuèyá Quán is actually a beautiful crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, six kilometers south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China, the Crescent Lake is a fresh water spring in the shape of a half moon

What to see and how to plan a trip to explore Central Asia and the Silk Road through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

Advice on how to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries like Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, Gobi Desert, China - you can not imagine how beautiful this artistic oasis on the silk route is.

Studied this in my art history class in college, definitely need to go.Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, Gobi Desert, China - you can not imagine how beautiful this artistic oasis on the silk route is.

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