A freelance journalist, author and travel writer specializing on Central Asia, the Caucasus and South-East Asia, my articles have appeared in numerous publications including Vice, Registan, Motherboard and Eurasianet. You can view a selection at my website: www.stephenmbland.com In my latest book, "Does it Yurt? Travels in Central Asia or How I Came to Love the Stans" - a mix of travel, history, and reportage – I take the reader on a voyage of discovery, exploring the region’s rich heritage, and unearthing the stories of the people and places of these fascinating lands.
Let me take you on a voyage of discovery, exploring Samarkand’s rich heritage and unearthing the stories of the people and places of this fascinating land. Starting at the dazzling majolica and terracotta tile-covered 9th Century Shah-I-Zinda, the... More»