It has been such an amazing busy start to the New Year! We have had a lot of visitors ask us travel questions as they plan their next trips to Central Asia and other Silk Road destinations.We are often asked when is the best time to travel to Central Asia, China, Caucasus? We suggest between April and November and advice that spring and autumn are the seasons for the many great regional festivals. Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons because nature emerges from the sharp continental winter so you can see trees burst into leaf, and flowers bloom in brilliant colors. But autumn provides perfect cool, clear, days that make traveling more enjoyable.When is the best time to buy your International airline tickets? This question is difficult to answer, most airlines do not release discount tickets before 4 months of departure, but the few low cost tickets often sellout even 9m before departure. So our advice would be to track prices and get experienced on what is a good price and stay within the 9-4m prior to departure for the best prices.Since all visitors to Central Asia, Caucasus, China, and Russia need to have a visa. Visitors often want to know about the border crossing procedure. Because my first rate team on the ground prepares all the necessary documents for our travelers it is our experience that visitors have a smooth border crossing. It takes from half hour to one and half hour to cross from one border point to the other.Many of our travelers want to get involved in experiencing the local customs and meet with local people. We recommend that before you travel you learn some useful local words and expressions which you can then practice during your trip and when meeting local people. On our trips you will be able to visit the homes of local people, celebrate the local festivals and sip tea in the local tea houses.Inspired by the suggestions and ideas from our travelers we have created a special Vegetarian Silk Road Menu for all the visitors to enjoy our local authentic cuisine. Now the vegetarians will have an opportunity to enjoy more than 20 different kinds of Silk Road meals. This menu is available at the major Silk Road cities and also in most of the smaller exotic villages and places.