Karakalpakstan, the ‘Stan within a ‘Stan.
Making up a sizable chunk of Uzbekistan, over 1/3 of the land area this autonomous region as nearly been forgotten about by Uzbekistan and the outside world. Congrats if you make it out here for getting off the beaten path. Magical desert landscapes, Karakalpak yurt camps, desolate ancient castles, a ship graveyard, and what’s left of the Aral Sea await.
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