Central Asia is Lonely Planet's heartland. Exploring Uzbekistan's blue-domed medressas, sleeping in felt yurts among Kyrgyzstan's mountains or selecting fruit in Kazakhstan's markets: we do it all with passion and expertise. Live your own Silk Road dream with this 5th edition as your guide. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide Color feature on local traditions, ancient buildings a outdoor activities Extensive regional coverage: the only guide to include Afghanistan Bonus section on hiking, horse treks a mountaineeringATMs Most cities in ex-Soviet Central Asia have ATMs (bankomat) that accept Western credit cards, as does Kabul. ... Kazakhstan is the most useful place in Central Asia to have a credit card, and Afghanistan is the least useful. ... Always get a receipt, in case you are asked for proof of changing money at customs or if there is any discrepancy when you get home. ... International Transfers Bank-to- bank wire (telegraphic) transfers are possible through major banks in all capitals.
|Author||:||Bradley Mayhew, Greg Bloom, Paul Clammer, Michael Kohn|
|Publisher||:||Lonely Planet - 2010|