The 2018 Trend Destination Hotlist.
Kyrgyzstan – “Kyrgyzstan is one of the most exciting destinations for intrepid explorers, trekkers and nature lovers right now. The government is starting to really invest in tourism, so unlike most countries in this region, you can now get a free visa on arrival. There are also wonderful community-based tourism initiatives, and travelling in Kyrgyzstan is affordable, safe and easy, even for solo female travellers.” – Anna Phipps, Global Gallivanting
“2018 is the year of the second World Nomad Games held at Issyk-Kul Lake; tourists can watch the games and even take part! From horse riding and archery to wrestling and eagle hunting, every major Central Asian sport is on display here. The World Nomad Games gives visitors an intimate look at the culture, traditions and sport of this seldom-visited part of the world.” – Nick Wharton, Goats On The Road