Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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The Silk Road: Ichon Qala, Frozen in Time...Almost, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Silk Road: Ichon Qala, Frozen in Time...Almost

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Sharing a car with Yuki, Motoko, and another Japanese traveler, I headed west across the white Kyzylkum desert, a misnomer in the winter because it translates as "red sands." Seeing no red sands for hours, but wide expanses of flat, sparse ...

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 ...

A Historic Harem And A Quirky Minaret., Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Historic Harem And A Quirky Minaret.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... we ventured out into the gorgeous compact and well preserved central heart of Khiva. It has become our favourite city in Uzbekistan. Khiva is a labyrinth of mosques, palaces, tombs, narrow alley ways and traditional houses, within ancient 10 metre high ...

Bukhara, Uzbekistan: Silk Road Heaven, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara, Uzbekistan: Silk Road Heaven

A travel blog entry by samber

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We woke with a start to someone knocking on our door "Hellooooo it 6:45, you want breakfast?" Urrrrgh "NO!". Woman needs to synchronise her watch as it was only 06:37. 8 minutes is precious at that hour. One thing I will say was our room was ...

Last Days In Uzbekistan., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Last Days In Uzbekistan.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in Tashkent speak Russian, as she does, and quite often when speaking the Uzbek language, her accent cannot be understood. Uzbekistan was hidden behind the iron curtain and under the iron rule of USSR for so long, that Russian is ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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... , and you can see the difference in how Bukharans interact with foreigners as a recently hot destination and some other parts of Uzbekistan. Everyone speaks a little English, and isn't afraid to use it. I think they're used to mostly obnoxious tourists, ...

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

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The Amber Nectar

A travel blog entry by samber

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Hello civilisation and all its luxuries - western toilets, toilet paper, endless food options, modern cars, drivers abiding by road rules, cross walks where cars actually stop, bars, alcohol, an abundance of coffee, high street shops, unblocked internet, ...

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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Wow, so much happens everyday that is probably trivial but seems important to me, that it seems like there's too much to update! I'll do my best, though. The most important thing is definitely that I finally started classes yesterday. My teacher, ...

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 ...

SNOW!!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

SNOW!!!

A travel blog entry by meaganlandry

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It snowed last night! Not very much, just a dusting, but it's still cool. It usually doesn't snow here until January... or maybe it just doesn't snow very much until January... I don't remember. Anyway, it's very pretty from a distance... just don't ...

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 ...

White Mulberries and Blue Mosques., Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

White Mulberries and Blue Mosques.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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White mulberries? Yes, the trees are everywhere and in fruit in Uzbekistan. Luscious and juicy, but without the stains on the fingers and clothes, we enjoy eating heaps of them.  Another quirky thing about Uzbekistan is the money. The highest value ...

Adventures along the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Adventures along the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... in every metro station and on every street corner and train and bus stations. The police force probably employes half of Uzbekistan's citizens. In addition, if you are a nostalgic for good old stinky East European cars, Uzbekistan is the place to go - ...

Another long day, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another long day

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Set off from Bukara after a good breakfast. The hotel was very good to us, and gave us 2 big bottles of water to take with us. On top of the 2 free beers last night, they were really making an effort. Not really a lot to say, the roads still varied from ...

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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... for free. Our visa is definitely at the airport ready for us"  etc. etc. All makes sense to us, but not Air Uzbekistan supervisors!   As the time got closer and closer to departure we got more frantic. I went to the Air Baltic check ...

And into Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

And into Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... a country is easy, well let me assure you it isn't. All sorts of paperwork. Then batyr left us and we proceeded to the Uzbekistan side. There was al queue of about 50 lorries waiting, so we passed them all and I asked the soldier what we should do. Left ...

bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

bukhara

A travel blog entry by susienewton

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... is Mosque Balant).. We loved Tashkent, best of all the stan capitals and wished for more time more time there. Uzbekistan is different, people closely affiliated to Turks -  and not at all what expected after reading the british press. Had ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... where there are many of the same items for sale that I saw in Turkmenistan.  At several points in the past history of Uzbekistan, they were overrun by the Turkmens.  So an overlap is to be expected.  At one time, many Turkmen still lived ...

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 ...

Life on the black market, Namangan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Life on the black market

A travel blog entry by purcy

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... . To enter Kyrgyzstan, there was a man in a hut who used pen and paper in a register to record our passport details. Easy! Uzbekistan is probably my favourite country so far. The people were so kind an  excited to see us. 90% of cars beeper and waved ...

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 ...

Sik Vordim, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sik Vordim

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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Salut a Tous, Je suis un peu decu de ne pas recevoir de vos nouvelles, parce que ici, comme qui dirait, v'la pas c'qu'on s'fait ch... Eh oui, les sentiers ouzbeks sont de plus en plus battus, on parle francais a tous les coins de rue, les rosiers de ...

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

La vera partenza del viaggio...

A travel blog entry by tripinasia

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Bloody central asia!, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bloody central asia!

A travel blog entry by teamprinsloo

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... (smile and nod), we left the asshole of central asia. Right into the hairy, stinky crack above it. Welcome to Uzbekistan. The border crossing was actually Ok, atleast these guys had procedures and paperwork, unfortunately the people are still a let ...

Passagem por Shakhrisabz, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

Passagem por Shakhrisabz

A travel blog entry by bleite

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Ida a Shakhrisabz  ou 'Como sentir-se um homem objeto em um detour desnecessário' Entre Bukhara e Samarkanda tínhamos a opção de um caminho direto, mais curto, de três horas de duração, ou a opção de ir por um caminho mais longo, mas que ...

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 ...

Jun 09, 2012, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jun 09, 2012

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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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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