Stephen M. Bland

A freelance journalist, award-winning author and travel writer specialising in Central Asia, the Caucasus and South-East Asia, my articles have appeared in numerous publications including Vice, The Diplomat, Motherboard and EurasiaNet. You can view a selection at my website:

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.

Discover dazzling mosques and bustling bazaars in the Silk Road's golden city

Walking Tour

35 mins