Little known Kyrzbekistan is fast becoming one of the most talked about countries on the internet. So fast in fact that Wikipedia is still trying to piece together its existence.

Sadly though it was a misprint from the NY Times on a front page article that has created this stir, despite the opening of its ‘official’ Twitter account.


It’s a true that many foreigners struggle to differentiate the little know “stans” in Central Asia, whose names — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — aren’t the easiest to spell or pronounce but if you’re looking for things to do while you’re in Kyrzbekistan, Conde Nast have put together this wonderful first timers guide.

While Uber is yet to launch in either “stan” we hope to see more of these little known countries appearing on people’s travel itineraries after all there is plenty more to see and do than Borat would have you believe.

NY Times Original Article – See last paragraph - An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the country whose army chased Tommy Caldwell’s kidnappers. As other references correctly noted, Caldwell was in Kyrgyzstan, not Kyrzbekistan, which does not exist.