Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Les bouts de ficelles, Tachkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Les bouts de ficelles

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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Chorsu. Quatre chemins, quatre routes vers le monde. Un bazar gigantesque, à l'orientale, autour duquel s'étend une cité soviétique construite sur les ruines d'un formidable tremblement de terre. Au nord-ouest du bazar a survécu pourtant un quartier ...

Airport Woes, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Airport Woes

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... nbsp;         My flight east went from Bucharest, Romania to Istanbul, Turkey and finally to Tashkent, Uzbekistan for this change of countries.  I had a very long layover in Istanbul, 9 hours.  My husband ...

city tour of Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

city tour of Tashkent

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... ; a mother who has lost her son or sons in service to Uzbekistan.  We were lucky to find an older couple there in traditional Uzbekistan dress and they did not mind having their photos taken, in fact he was quite proud to talk to us as he had just ...

Opera in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Opera in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

... can do a curl with the hand full of stacks lets me know how expensive it is. It's also great exercise. Next I walked around Tashkent, and wow - it is gorgeous. In fact, every CIS capital has impressed me so far - Dushanbe, Tajikistan Bishkek, Kyrgz , ...

Last day in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Last day in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

... Almaty (well, not technically the capital anymore but..), Bishkek, Dushanbe... all very nice places. I most enjoyed pakistan and uzbekistan. tajikistan and afghanistan were tied for the next place (tajikistan has great things to offer, but the .. ...

Peace be with you, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Peace be with you

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... . So I'm not going to my site now, and it won't be in the next few days either, but unless the entire PC presence in Uzbekistan leaves, then I'm staying. Even if I have to wait 2 months, that's only a fraction of my 2 year service here. I think about ...

Site Announcement, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Site Announcement

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... available freedom that PCVs have at their sites. She seems to be very comfortable here and has established a normal life in Uzbekistan. While lounging around I pictured myself in her shoes, doing my thing...doing laundry, going to the bazaar, hanging ...

...and the fat lady sang..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

...and the fat lady sang...

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... of the sole opinions of the author, and do not reflect the opinions of the Unites States government, Peace Corps, or the Uzbekistan government.) Due to events beyond my control, I will have to leave Uzbekistan on June 1st. This is the day my visa ...

Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama!

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

... enthusiasm of getting into a new country we swapped some dollars and made our way to the Kazakh border just north of Tashkent.  Closed.  What a surprise.  We got some distinctly mediocre directions from the border official to Yallama, and a ...

Bizarre and Bazaar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bizarre and Bazaar

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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... parts of the city.  Our guide was fantastic.  He brought with him an album that contains his postcard collection of Tashkent.  Some of the cards dated back over 100 years.  It was remarkable to see how much Tashkent has changed over ...

Beautiful subways, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Beautiful subways

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... him as an enemy because he conquered them.             We passed the Hotel Uzbekistan on the corner across from the park.  It is a huge hotel that was the largest in Central Asia when first ...

And the

And the "pin" will now land on...

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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... for the next 2 years...Navoi. This city is in-between Bukhara and Samarkand...the two most historical and tourist-type cities in Uzbekistan. You are probably saying to yourself, "great, thanks Amber, i still have no clue where the heck you are." ...

28 hours and counting, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

28 hours and counting

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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Hello! I apologize for the delay in updating this blog. I have had a difficult time accessing it. All is well in Uzbekistan and I have been awake for the past 28 hours! Yep, the Super Bowl party was at 4am my time and we were able to watch it at the ...

Tashkent, the capital, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, the capital

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... um den Zug zu nehmen. Der Zug ist relativ neu. Und auch ziemlich puenktlich und schnell (schneller als shared taxis). Tashkent ist die viertgroesste Stadt der Sowjetunion, ueber 3 Millionen Einwohner und sieht auch sehr russisch aus (wurde von einem ...

Worlds Worst Taxi Drivers, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Worlds Worst Taxi Drivers

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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... here and chill but we had to press on. All aboard to Margilan, a town famous for its silk factory. The Soviets turned Uzbekistan into a country relying almost entirely on silk/cotton (white gold as they call it), a monoculture that they are working to ...

20 hours on a train, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

20 hours on a train

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... nbsp; We boarded a train last night in Tashkent with the purpose of going all the way to Urgench which is 1100 kilometers from Tashkent.  In older times, the railroad ran through a corner of Kazakhstan but no more so it takes a bit longer. ...

Assalomu Alaykum!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Assalomu Alaykum!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Assalomu Alaykum! I am finally in Uzbekistan! I live in Qibray, a suburb of Tashkent (about 30 mins away) via marshrutka- public transport minivan style. Things are still a bit overwhelming- but think I am adjusting pretty well to the food, ...

It's official...I'm a volunteer!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

It's official...I'm a volunteer!!

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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Well, it's official now. I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer...yep, that's right I've gadiated' from PC training and Uzbekistan better watch out now! Hehe. The swearing-in ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 6, 2005 at a beautiful theatre in Tashkent. We ...

Salom, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Salom

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... Unfortunately I have to learn cryllic, so I feel like I'm a baby again learning to speak and read English. I read somewhere that Uzbekistan was changing to the Latin alphabet, but everything is still in cryllic. Everyday, I learn so much and find I can ...

A night out with the locals, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

A night out with the locals

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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We got the train back from Samarkand and, as we had been warned, it was delayed due to works on the lines.  This also had the consequence of the train being about 50 degrees as it crawled into town.  We decided to just go back to the place we ...

The end of one Adventure..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The end of one Adventure...

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

So this is my final entry from Uzbekistan. It is very sad to leave my new Uzbek friends and host family, but I will never forget their hospitality and kindess. My Peace Corps adventure will continue in Ukraine later this summer... Stay ...

Ever been deported?, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Ever been deported?

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

... by TV or by internet, so since you do have this access I hope you at least pull up Google, put in two key words, "Uzbekistan, Andijon" and start reading. I am sad to go, but excited at what work awaits me in a new country. It's still really hard to ...

PICS!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

PICS!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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Salom! Here are some more pictures! Enjoy, ...

Indian Embassy, Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Indian Embassy, Tashkent

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... nbsp;                    September 29-30, 2014 - TASHKENT RUNAROUND - Embassy, Airline Office and Train Mirzo Guesthouse Embassy, Train and plane ticket office testing our patience to the max.  This ...

Score!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Score!

A travel blog entry by wallsy

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... . They even hooked us up with a parting gift... a massive rockmelon! Ha, how the tables have turned... We made it to Tashkent, having taken a slightly 'scenic' route, and checked out a couple of guesthouses. They were both full, so we ended up sleeping ...

Visas et Vaccins, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Visas et Vaccins

A travel blog entry by nycos

... commune en asie cenrale alors il nous faudra aller chercher nos visa et egalement cherche du secours a la clinique internationale de Tashkent. Evelyn a deja eu une pre vaccination avant son voyage ce qui lui laisse plus de temps avant d etre malade dans ...

It all starts here..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

It all starts here...

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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After arriving about 1.30 am local time, we managed to clear the extensive Uzbek customs checking after having to declare pretty much everything we had and were met by a driver.  Don't think he was entirely fluent in English as he had a piece of ...

Host family and training, Chirkchik, Uzbekistan travel blog

Host family and training

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

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Hello! I tried to send out a mass email instead of doing this but... technical difficulties. Oh well. So, there we were at the Sanitorium last Friday waiting to be picked up by our host families. I felt like a pet waiting for its new home. I had all ...

Finally a night out, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Finally a night out

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

... that had the Uzbek DJ Loveboat that would only played 30 seconds of each song which was really annoying. One major annoyance with Uzbekistan is their currency. With 2000 som to the dollar (2400 on the black Market which is almost anyone you ask) and ...

Chillin' in Tashkent..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Chillin' in Tashkent...

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... have gotten a lot bigger, there are beautiful roses, and the grape vines are starting to show baby grapes. They say in Uzbekistan, "Juda toza havo," or "Very clean weather," and that described today perfectly. After lunch I helped make chuchvara, little ...

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