Central Asia (6th Edition) by John Noble, Mark Elliott, Bradley Mayhew, Tom Masters

By John Noble, Mark Elliott, Bradley Mayhew, Tom Masters

With its medieval blue-domed towns, kinetic bazaars and distant yurtstays, valuable Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk street like nowhere else.

Lonely Planet gets you to the guts of crucial Asia, with striking go back and forth stories and the simplest making plans advice:

- inspirational photos, most sensible making plans suggestion, neighborhood secrets and techniques, best points of interest in complete element and suggestions from our expert
- making plans positive factors and most sensible itineraries that will help you plan the best trip
- neighborhood secrets and techniques and hidden shuttle gem stones that may make your journey unique
- plus visa & allow info, actions, community-based tourism and the Silk Road

Coverage comprises: making plans chapters, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, comprehend and Survival chapters

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The most important name-day of the year, and a celebration for everyone called Ivan or Ivana, or any of its derivatives. Kukeri processions (14 Jan), Pernik, Radomir and Breznik. Costumed participants in Trifon Zarezan, the vine-pruning festival February Trifon Zarezan (1 or 15 Feb, depending on region). Vinepruning festival celebrated in all of Bulgaria’s wine-growing areas. Vineyards are sprinkled with the previous season’s wine to ensure an even better crop in the coming year. Freshly baked bread and roast chicken are the traditional food served.

In 1393 Sultan Bayezid sacked Veliko Tûrnovo, killed Ivan Shishman, and effectively wiped Bulgaria from the map. In the anti-Ottoman crusade of 1396, King Sigismund of Hungary sought to liberate Bulgaria but was defeated by Bayezid at Nikopol. The Rise of the Another crusade, led by Tombul Mosque and Ottoman Turks King Wladyslaw Jagiello of minaret in Shumen Poland, met a similar fate Anatolia in the early 14th century was made up of a patchwork of at Varna in 1444. Nine years later, the fall Turkish tribal states, the most successful of Constantinople, last outpost of the being the Ottoman Turk.

Kurban Bayram (variable; falls in Oct in 2014, and Sep in 2015 and 2016), Muslim areas. Feasting to commemorate the Sacrifice of Abraham. Kinomania Film Festival (Nov). bg). BULGARIA THROUGH THE YEAR  41 Average monthly temperature °C 30 °F 90 25 80 20 70 15 60 10 50 5 40 0 30 -5 20 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temperature Chart Thanks to the Black Sea, the coast avoids extremes of hot and cold. High areas are cooler all year round, but in valleys, such as along the Danube, it can be stifling in summer and icy in winter.

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