Travel Blogs from Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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Oct 25, 2011, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 25, 2011

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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Samarkand!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand!

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... shashlik, and the felling of being completely lost in translation, i had finally arrived at the city that inspired the trip to Uzbekistan.  The first night there was filled with more rain, but the warm desert heat made it perfect for walking ...

Uzbek Story: It's Like That, Life, Tashkent to Samarkand by Road, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbek Story: It's Like That, Life

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... few years corruption has become much worse," he lamented. But despite the mafia, corruption, and the militsia, "the people in Uzbekistan are beautiful," he added. "You understand me what I am saying, Lloyd." He told me about himself, his life in ...

The Silk Road: Unpeeling the Layers of History, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Silk Road: Unpeeling the Layers of History

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to the monuments of Tamerlane.  So let's dig in to the layers--this is what I unearthed while walking around Samarkand's sites. Stone Age artefacts are the clues to the puzzle of the first layer.  Genetic studies are perhaps ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... up that I remembered that (a) I was still bedridden only 3 or 4 days before, (b) I have a bad knee, (c) I'm a little claustrophobic, (d) Uzbekistan has a history rich in occurences of people being thrown from the tops of minarets, and (e) our friendly ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber

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... and move into Tajikistan. Despite some of the issues we've had along the way we've been won over by Uzbekistan. It's a country of incredible architecture, fascinating cities and beautiful people. Had we been travelling on anything more than a ...

Adventures along the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Adventures along the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Samarkand has been one of the greatest cities of Central Asia. It even was capital of Uzbekistan for a short while until Tashkent took over. Arriving in Samarkand, we took marshrutnoe 17 to the bazar and headed for Bahodir's guesthouse. He had ...

At Last ! - Samarkand -  On The Silk Road., Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

At Last ! - Samarkand - On The Silk Road.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... Samarkand and almost, but not quite, forgotten about how hard it was to actually get to Uzbekistan in the first place!   Footnote: Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures and Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz are UNESCO World Heritage Listed. Samarkand ...

schoen - bloed, Buchara, Uzbekistan travel blog

schoen - bloed

A travel blog entry by laurinaway

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... aus dem zerschundenen Gewinde geschossen wurde. - Seitdem fahren wir durch das touristisch wesentlich besser entwickelte Uzbekistan mit einer wunderbar kompetenten Fuehrerin und bewundern die alten Moscheen und Koranschulen der alten ...

A sair de Samarkand..., Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

A sair de Samarkand...

A travel blog entry by bleite

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... ? então vamos ver”) colou!! Eu não sei se foi a água do poço de Jó, a escadaria do Mausoléu de Samarkand, a pistacheira do Patriarca, a voltinha no túmulo do Daniel da Cova dos Leões, mas o sujeito enfiou o galho dentro! Disse que eu ...

Samrcanda: quae saera, tamen..., Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samrcanda: quae saera, tamen...

A travel blog entry by tripinasia

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Jun 10, 2012, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jun 10, 2012

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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Oct 07, 2010, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 07, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarkand!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarkand!

A travel blog entry by danialw

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...    Walking around Samarkand, I met this British guy who is of Kenyan/Pakistani origin and we decided to travel around Uzbekistan for a while before I leave for Turkey. One thing I love about traveling is the random people I meet in random places ...

Soaking up Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Soaking up Samarkand

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... eyes on us, as the exotic foreigners who were clogging up the bus with their bags. Although there is a tourism industry in Uzbekistan, the majority of tourists travel in the relative comfort of tour groups, with their own buses and pre-booked taxis and ...

Kultainen Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Kultainen Samarkand

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Silkkitien helmia, arabipoppa meloneita ja sashlikkia Uzbekistan sykkii, tuoksuu ja kimaltelee. Paakaupungissa Tashkentissa moskeijat ja nevostoarkkitehtuuri vuorottelevat ja yhtakkia kaikki ovat kaupittelemassa meille, kun Kazakstanissa tuntui, etteivat ...

Touching Down in the Uzbek Oasis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Touching Down in the Uzbek Oasis

A travel blog entry by jksz

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... very aware of the poor relations between the US and Uzbekistan (which date back to a violent 2006 protest and massacre in Uzbekistan which the US heavily criticized, leading to the withdrawl of aid money and less military cooperation) and wanted to be ...

Leaving Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Leaving Samarkand

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... , groesster Schein hat einen Wert von 0,50 Euro). Einige der stans haben ja beschlossen, kyrillisch wieder durch roemisch zu ersetzen, Uzbekistan ist aber das einzige Land in dem man das bemerkt, hier gibt es bereits einige offizielle Schilder, die man ...

Marcando Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Marcando Samarkand

A travel blog entry by bleite

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... da moça, eu teria sido menos seboso em Shakhrizabs! Do Registão fomos para o mercado municipal (Bazar de alimentos) de Samarkand. O caminho entre esses locais era pela Rua Tashkent, caminho de pedestres todo reformado e cercado de lojinhas que vendiam ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by queenietord

big blue city that the Russians have ...

Urgut Sunday Bazaar, Urgut, Uzbekistan travel blog

Urgut Sunday Bazaar

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, bin frueh aufgestanden, 5 Uhr morgens, so dass ich noch vor dem Fruehstueck den Bazaar in Urgut besichtigen konnte, eine kleine Stadt 20km ausserhalb von Samarqand Richtung Tajikistan. Dort findet jeden Sonntag ein recht grosser Bazaar ...

Just a minaret., Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Just a minaret.

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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... are about 450 workers in the factory making the carpets, all of them adults, all of them paid a comparable, average salary in Uzbekistan (the average yearly salary is about $1800 in Uzbekistan, but since that is not enough to survive, everyone has a side ...

Silk Road continued, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk Road continued

A travel blog entry by peterandjane

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... stuff into our money belts and zip pockets! The first place visited was Kharst Imom, which is the official religious centre for Uzbekistan, and where in the Moyie Mubarek Library Museum, is the oldest complete Quran (Koran) in the world.  Dates back ...

How things work or don't work in Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Uzbekistan travel blog

How things work or don't work in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... go to the hospital. Abdullo is a fantastic fixer and knows important people in high places which is all important in Uzbekistan. He and Ziyodullo are opposites. Ziyodullo is reserved, learned, patient, full of information and wanting to impart knowledge, ...

Uzbekistan, country 118, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbekistan, country 118

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, viele Gruesse aus Samarqand, Uzbekistan, Land Nr. 118:-) Ich habe erfolgreich die Grenze ueberquert, auf der tajikischen Seite wollte der Zoellner mein Customs Formular sehen, hatte keins im Pamir bekommen... Er wollte eine "Straffe", hm, ob ...

There's no, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

There's no

A travel blog entry by david_sandra

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... another - and I guess that's all of us - think again! As soon as we reached the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, differences became clear. The Uzbek border guards actually smiled and were nice to us! The scenery changed - less vast open ...

The Verdict, Samarqand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Verdict

A travel blog entry by petcul

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Early in the morning we go back to the police station. There are more forms to sign. I get a statement and the bike and my documents are released. We go to the hospital to have my wound dressed again. It is still bleeding and the ankle is very swollen. ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

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... with draft beer - I hit the same place 3 times in one day! I am increasingly finding people who speak english in uzbekistan, and tourists. I ran into a group of about 20 older americans, who were themselves a little bland, but their tour guide was ...

CARPETS!!!!!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

CARPETS!!!!!

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... end up buying one myself, I hoped.             There was one shop in Samarkand which still is dying silk and making carpets there and since there were enough tourists on a Sunday, it was open and ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by dutchiesdiary

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... have come with me...not tonight though, sounds like a good job for my next restday...maybe!   DAY 94 " Uzbekistan be nice" - Camp to Samarkand (118km) And another windy day...I know it is indeed becoming a rather boring story and today was ...

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