Central Asia gets a bad rap for being unsafe and difficult to travel to but I can say having returned from my trip that this reputation is undeserved. As a woman travelling alone, many friends worried that I would have problems and warned against going on this trip but I am thankful that I was not deterred. In Central Asia, I found kind and helpful people as my guides Lola and Anastasia, an astounding variety of remarkable landscapes and a deep history (not to mention delicious food!). I want to say thank you to Arara for organizing my tour, calming my fears and showing me the beauty of Central Asia. I would like to thank Tatev especially for her work in organizing everything, she was kind, professional and very fast with responding to my emails.