Which former Soviet Union countries are best to travel?


in Russia

Bluemoon :

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia…

Of the 8 countries above, which Former Soviet Union and Central Asian countries are worth visiting, generally safe to travel and tourist-friendly?

The qualities I’m looking for are:
1. Safety & Hygiene (less theft, mugging and epidemic possibilities)
2. Tourist-friendly (friendly people)
3. Historical sites (amazing architecture)
4. Beautiful nature (exotic)
5. Facinating culture and cuisine

Again, the countries on my wish-list are: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia

Choose the best 3 countries in order.
I said Former Soviet Union AND Central Asian countries and I did know Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia had never been part of Soviet Union. =p
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan// Former Soviet Union
Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia// Central Asian countries

That’s why I had put the three countries in the later part of the list. (Because there are not former Soviet Union!)

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Trotsky vs Kerensky

Haha Iran was a former Soviet Union Republic? Afghanistan? Wow, you learn something new everyday, don’t you? From your list I would pick Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan. Apart from that, I suggest you to try Georgia or Azerbaijan, countries that surely will meet those five qualities. I don’t know why you are so eager to travel to central Asia, my dad travels there a lot for business and he says it’s ok, people are friendly etc. But as a touristic destination, I wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it. Then again, these are countries that could offer a more unique experience than the others.


Abkhazia good…

Compantino N

Hahaha, you must be America saying Iran, Mongolia and Afhanistan where former SSSR states… hahahaha typical stupid american (which is european, actually)!

Alex N

Mongolia is not a former ussr country, but it’s very good to travel to! Besides, americans don’t need visas to go there. It’s a very unusual and interesting country

Mr. Speaker

I wouldn’t go to any of those countries – they all suck


Motherland Russia! That’s where I was born.

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