Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Through the Kyzylkum to Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Through the Kyzylkum to Khiva

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... to Samarkand, perhaps to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Timur, or even to Termiz, which sits overlooking the Afghan border in Uzbekistan's far south. But the allure of Khiva was strong, and its legend as the best-preserved of the ancient Silk Road ...

oozing with the uzis, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

oozing with the uzis

A travel blog entry by queenietord

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Well we eventually got through the border from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan but it took for ever. they have so few international vehicles through that they didn't know what to do with Raz's passport ( basically stamp it and sign it) but it took about 5 hours ...

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

A sair de Samarkand...

A travel blog entry by bleite

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... zum de besouro, um im. A sada de Samarkand vale um post rpido de relato, que cubra os estranhos costumes uzbeques relativos a aeroportos e tributao. Escolados pelos imprevistos ocorridos em Riga, fomos bastante cedo para o aeroporto de ...

Tashkent: history, chaos and the birth of a nation, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent: history, chaos and the birth of a nation

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... rose from the tall pillars; a symbol of birth and renewal built in 2011, the twentieth anniversary of an independent Uzbekistan. Nearby, a smaller bronze monument depicting a mother and child was said to represent the care and nurture given to Uzbekistan ...

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

Samrcanda: quae saera, tamen...

A travel blog entry by tripinasia

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Wow!, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Wow!

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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In transit: Tashkent to Osh, via Andijan, Andijan, Uzbekistan travel blog

In transit: Tashkent to Osh, via Andijan

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... we reached a police checkpoint, identifiable by the driver hurriedly fastening his seatbelt as he approached the barrier. In Uzbekistan, the police pervade public space and everyday activities in an incredibly overbearing way, but the area that we were ...

Tonges, Ballet, and Sking, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tonges, Ballet, and Sking

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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hi guys! This is going to be short because the internet is SLOW and these pics took forever to download...please email me for a description, I do not want to post that info on this site for security reasons... Anyway, yesterday at the Chirchik ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by queenietord

Sancho's home town and very small, just like ...

The lost train of thought, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

The lost train of thought

A travel blog entry by gearoids

So. We had jumped on to a train which we thought was heading to our destination. It was utter chaos at first. The mob had descended on the train trying to sell their wares. Tearing up and down the carriage shouting and waking everyone up. This also ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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Khiva is first of a few Silk Road towns we'll visit over the next few weeks. Our local guide Ura gave the group a city tour but I opted out (he likes the sound of his own voice too much) and based on the comments from my truck mates made the right move. ...

Tashkent Express…, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent Express…

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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... very early rather- it was about 2:30AM when I finally made it to the hotel- I can officially say that I’m in Uzbekistan.  Who’d have thought?  I remember several months ago telling someone what I was going to Uzbekistan and they ...

The Stans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Stans

A travel blog entry by champa

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Hi All -  Have arrived in U/stan - good journey so far.  Roads in Russia in poor condition but got to Kazak border 2 days early our visa was fine but the guys one started 2/5 & we didn't really want to seperate, better for both - ...

Oct 07, 2010, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 07, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Living History, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Living History

A travel blog entry by jksz

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So far, little has been said about the amazing "sights" we've seen along the way. With two days each in Samarkand and Bukhara now, we've rumbled through some of the world's most historically, architecturally and archeologically significant places. The ...

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 ...

Nurata - Yurt camping, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Nurata - Yurt camping

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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 Nurata   I was looking forward to this as we were staying in a yurt in the Kyzylkhum desert. On the way we stopped off in town to see Alexander the Greats ancient fortress though there was pretty much nothing to see. Just a big mound, not even ...

Uzbek Proverbs, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbek Proverbs

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... 1, 2005 **Correction from last Entry The river which is being used to irrigate cotton and other crops in Khorezm and southern Uzbekistan, drying up the Aral Sea, is the Amu Darya (Oxus). The Syr Darya (Jaxartes) runs north from Kyrgyzstan to ...

More Visas!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

More Visas!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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Salom! Well the good news is that more visas were issued today so I will hopefully be on my way by the end of this week! Here are some pictures of swear in and my hike/picnic last Saturday! Talk soon, ...

Solution to rising oceans, Moynaq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Solution to rising oceans

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, von Nukus aus habe ich auch noch einen Ausflug nach Moynaq gemacht. Dies ist ein Fischereihafen am Aralsee, jedenfalls war er es in den 60er Jahren. Dann haben die Sowjets ja die Zufluesse des Aralsees trockengelegt und den See damit ...

NEW ADDRESS, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

NEW ADDRESS

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... / "Jessica Teicher," In English: 740000, Urgench / "Jessica Teicher," Korpus Mira Uzbekistan Korpus Mira= Peace Corps in Russian Please use both the Cyrillic and english to send to ...

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 ...

Bukhara, mas d pra pechinchar, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara, mas d pra pechinchar

A travel blog entry by bleite

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Finalmente chegamos a Bukhara, uma das duas cidades (a outra Samarkanda) das quais tnhamos maiores expectativas, talvez os pontos altos de nossa viagem sia Central. A cidade tem importncia econmica central em sua regio, desde sua ...

Kokand, Kokand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Kokand

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... having a conversation with me and every now and again say, "Hey Mister, so how old are you? Hey Mister, do you like Uzbekistan?"     Side note about the Fergana Valley, the people here are a bit more religious than the people in Samarkand, ...

The roads with two names, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The roads with two names

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

... a bit short.  The waiter took me out into the street and we started accosting random locals to see if they wanted to change 3 dollars.  A few extortionate pints later, we went back to our miserable hostel, broke and disillusioned with ...

Museum in the middle of nowhere, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Museum in the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, wie erwartet bin ich heute morgen alleine mit dem Taxi von Urgench nach Nukus gefahren, US$40, nun ja. Dafuer war ich um 11:00 schon in Nukus. War ein wenig beaengstigend, da sich der Fahrer mit einem anderen Taxi ein Rennen geliefert hat, die ...

Another Open Air Museum, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another Open Air Museum

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, ich bin am morgen zum Taxistand nach Urgench/Khiva gefahren. Irgendwie war nicht viel los, ich musste fast 4h warten, erst um 12 Uhr war das Taxi voll und wir sind losgefahren. Der Fahrer war auch nicht superschnell (oder superriskant:-) je ...

Three Hours on the Sharq Train, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Three Hours on the Sharq Train

A travel blog entry by jksz

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Only three hours. Only three hours.... I'm usually pretty good with high temperatures. Samarkand is hot, in general, this time of year (mid to upper-90s I think); we'd taken long walks around town with smiles. But five minutes after sliding into ...

samarkhand (at last), Samarkhand, Uzbekistan travel blog

samarkhand (at last)

A travel blog entry by susienewton

At last, after a few years of wanting and failed attempts due to politics, tomorrow morning I stand in the Registan and look at the fabled blue mosque. Actually we can see it from the hotel (Zarina) and photos will be spoiled by the scaffolding ...

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