Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Helloooooo Stan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Helloooooo Stan

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... Hazrati Imam Complex was the first example of central asian madrases that I got to visit.  The tile work, as in all of Uzbekistan, was stunning. In all though, I regret not having more time to spend in the capital as there was allot that I missed. ...

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 ...

Al-Jazeera on Satellite TV, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Al-Jazeera on Satellite TV

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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For four nights I stayed at the Ali Tour Bed and Breakfast. After the long night drive from Fergana, I was greeted to offers of "beer and vodka," prostitutes, and a late night breakfast, not so odd if you are immersed in Central Asian culture for a ...

The Lonesome Smoking Santa, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Lonesome Smoking Santa

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... break behind the 400,000 names of Uzbek soldiers who died in World War II.  During World War II, Tashkent, never historically a significant city, became a major center of Soviet industry and production, well hidden from German bombs. Nearby, ...

Visa Hell, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Visa Hell

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... militsia than you can shake a stick at (I don't recommend doing this though). So I needed another option... Option Five: Cross Uzbekistan, travel to Kazakhstan to the edge of the Caspian at Aktau, then fly across the Caspian Sea to Baku, where you ...

Just photos, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Just photos

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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Nothing much new going on, just wanted to add photos of Anna and her host family. ...

Q and A, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Q and A

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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Q and A from various recent emails (Since I have a depressing amount of homework tonight, so real entries, emails and trips to the post office to mail that first batch of letters must wait for another day. FYI, I am told that letters take about 2 weeks ...

Weekend Adventures, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Weekend Adventures

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... to Tashkent, but Karen and I were both sick by then, so Anna and I ended up staying at home and heading back to Tashkent around 3:00. I'm going to write as much narrative as I can now, but I'm going to post the pictures first. Their captions and some ...

Homesick (but healthier) in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Homesick (but healthier) in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... & Sobir: Rahima's younger brothers; are now in New York Scott: An American student doing PhD work in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; leaves Tashkent to do his field work soon. Mary: An American librarian doing some kind of assessment of an Uzbk library; ...

Rain and frustration in Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Rain and frustration in Central Asia

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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First of all, IT'S RAINING! YAY! After a few cool days (following my "Autumn Arrives in Tashkent" announcement, it has been pretty warm again overall. But it has been aining for the past few days, and is pretty chilly now. Yay! As for the ...

Central Asia, Land of Broken Hearts, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Central Asia, Land of Broken Hearts

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... being the only exception I know of). Plus, we're also all just a little nuts. We reaffirmed this theory when Karen visited Tashkent last weekend (it was actually a very fun weekend, not a depressing one, although it might sound like it ;-). We also ...

Bits and pieces, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bits and pieces

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... on the bushes. It was a perfect Kodak moment missed. :( ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Traffic Rules in Tashkent 1. Pedestrians NEVER have the right of way. This would be a naive and ...

Health Advice in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Health Advice in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... see whoever is available, but try to see Dr. Ellen. She rocks. She should be in the Lonely Planet Guide for Uzbekistan... right after the restaurant section ;-) #3: Get good medicine. My antibiotics kick ass. :) #4: Don't feel bad accepting ...

Arrival and Travails in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Arrival and Travails in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... to me, since despite all of my pre-departure Russian lessons, I seemed to have forgotten everything as soon as I arrived in Uzbekistan. Dictionary in one hand, I struggled with the lock with the other, to no avail. Finally, I understood the word for ...

Autumn arrives in Tashkent!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Autumn arrives in Tashkent!

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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The heat wave has finally broken! I could comfortably wear the long sleeves and slacks yesterday that comprise most of my wardrobe, and last night was actually chilly! This is a very welcome change from the searing 100-degree-with-blinding-sun weather ...

More Q and A, and some quick updates, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

More Q and A, and some quick updates

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... it's not very cooperative. First of all, the connection is bad, so it's really hard to hear someone on the other side of Tashkent, so a US connection might be tricky. It might be worth trying, though. Now, I had some phone number issues, but I think ...

As the Mahalla Turns..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

As the Mahalla Turns...

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... it, but I've forgotten a lot of it. Besides, I like Uzbek better. I: But I don't understand. You can only speak Uzbek in Uzbekistan. You can speak Russian in many countries. M: I know, but don't worry, I'm sure I'll find a use for it. ;-) I ...

Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Museum of Applied Arts

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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Dilfuza and I went to the Museum of Applied Arts today. At first, I was reluctant to go because I've pretty much had my fill of museums and was really tired, but I was really glad we went. There were lots of beautiful exhibits, and I was able to take ...

Last Days In Uzbekistan., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Last Days In Uzbekistan.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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When we were denied boarding of our flight to Uzbekistan, we missed the Tashkent part of our tour. Now we are to complete that part with a GAP guide of our own, at the end of our time here. We flew back to Tashkent  in close to 40 ...

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The Amber Nectar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The Amber Nectar

A travel blog entry by samber

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... thought of going on a Zug night out as you'd need someone to walk around with a bloody wheelbarrow. So we arrived in Tashkent at 08:30 after our stupidly early morning flight from Tehran at 04:30. Never again. Getting through Customs was a ...

Happy Thanksgiving!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... Mavjuda is going to have an invasion of American girls! (This is incidentally the first year there has been a group of girls in Uzbekistan-- usually there's only one at a time, if any... now there's 5!) My only other big news is that I'm coming home ...

Assalom Alaykum!  Yakhshi Misiz?, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Assalom Alaykum! Yakhshi Misiz?

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... Yes, that's right. It will be quite the souvenir. - Tea at the Niyazovs - Visited the Accels resource office elsewhere in Tashkent, where Uzbek students prepare to come to the US - Chorsu bazaar, where I got the Sandals of Pain and some dried ...

SNOW!!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

SNOW!!!

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... ... - Anna went to Samarkand yesterday to bring Karen her box (yay Karen!) - Scott arrived from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, yesterday for his Tashkent visit - Ildar has been in Moscow for about a week, and apparently his new job is going well. - I had a ...

Welcome to my neighborhood, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Welcome to my neighborhood

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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I'm being lazy and procrastinating about finishing my Samarkand and Bukhara posts (there's so much to say I don't really know where to start) so I'm going to post some random stuff. My neighborhood doesn't look like much at first, but it's actually ...

Hurricane!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Hurricane!

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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Ok, can I request that my hurricane-affected peeps check in? My TV is on the fritz again, so no more CNN... I'm going to peek at the Post online, but I would love to hear how you're all holding up at your earliest convenience. Thanks! Now, if you ...

Another long day, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another long day

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... was far better than the dual carriageway we were on - presumably  less traffic uses it and then its not so potholed. Got into Tashkent, and used the satnav to find a hotel. Didnt like the look of the guesthouse we'd chosen, so tried the hotel nearby. ...

Tashkent!!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent!!!

A travel blog entry by danialw

... people carrying cash in plastic bags going to the supermarket doing daily errands, and coming back with fairly empty plastic bags. In Uzbekistan, you shouldn't worry about carrying lots of cash as chances are so is everyone else!     I ...

La vera partenza del viaggio..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

La vera partenza del viaggio...

A travel blog entry by tripinasia

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Hayr Uzbekistan..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Hayr Uzbekistan...

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

SO... The Uzbek government is unwilling to grant visas to PC-18s, and therefore, we are all being sent home or directly to another site. I am going home, and then transferring to Georgia or Ukraine in a few months or so... It is very sad to ...

Iran Catchup, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Iran Catchup

A travel blog entry by sambarker

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... so much I could never put it all down on paper (or ether or whatever this is). Wow that took longser than I planned! Ok Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will have to wait until morning (or another day). Despite the loss of camera I have Darek's to empty onto ...

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