Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Charzak and Chimgan, Charzak, Uzbekistan travel blog

Charzak and Chimgan

A travel blog entry by ahamill

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... about a foot of mud - squishy, with suspicious hard things that one hesitates to think on too much.  This lake provides some hydroelectric power, I believe, to this part of Uzbekistan and maybe ships some of it just across the border to ...

day 04 khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

day 04 khiva

A travel blog entry by baktan

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early flight was tiring since i didnt sleep. 1.5h flight to urgench was short for a snap. i woke up after landing and got a taxi to the center from where i jum.on a shared taxi for khiva. khiva s main atraction ichon qala is located in the middle and ...

day05 long journey with shared taxi, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

day05 long journey with shared taxi

A travel blog entry by baktan

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in the morning i headed to north gate of ichan qala and found a shared taxi for urgench easily. the taxi took me.directly to the taxis going to bukhara. co travellers and the driver both looked very low class, but had no choice but going w them as early ...

The Buildup, Harrisonburg, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Buildup

A travel blog entry by bouchaki

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I take off for Madrid in t-17 days. I am getting more and more excited by the second. I have been to Madrid many times, but this is the first time that I will be flying directly from Dulles to Barajas with Iberian airlines instead of making a layover in ...

Bukhara !, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara !

A travel blog entry by mollyquul

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I was awakened by the sounds of kids walking down the street on their way to school. I do love it when my room in a foreign country faces the street. I went to get a Coke from the corner store, and just sat on the hotel steps and watched them all go ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by kapesta

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Crossing the border to Uzbekistan, all of a sudden we felt the weight of big brother off our shoulders and the smiling border guards were a welcome change. The journey to Bukhara and our stay there was uneventful but enjoyable. ...

Bukhara Evening Walk, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara Evening Walk

A travel blog entry by londone7

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    After a mammoth 9 hour drive from Khiva to Bukhara and with about an hour still to go before sunset I had some freetime to explore the historic city on my own before my guided tour tomorrow. I was more interested in finding something to ...

Minarets, medressas and museum overload!, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Minarets, medressas and museum overload!

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... )with a 57m minaret, sporting bands of red & turquoise tiling.  The minaret’s height make it the highest in Uzbekistan and the museum was the best in Khiva’s ancient city.  The Museum of Applied Arts exhibited Uzbek & Turkmen ...

Tashkent Palace Hotel, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent Palace Hotel

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... as this was arranged as part of a one week package they probably had discounted rates than what it would have cost me to book.  Uzbekistan is 4 hours behind Korea time. After the rather late arrival at 2am local time I was able to sleep in. Even if I ...

je continue, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

je continue

A travel blog entry by frolik

Voila je retrouve le ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by nmonazzam

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       We have now reached Samarkand and it is a very well developed town. It has amazing irrigation canals that make the food grow plentiful here. There is also great craft production here and many talented merchants. The traditions ...

Tomb of St Daniel, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tomb of St Daniel

A travel blog entry by londone7

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Our one last stop before the train back to Tashkent was the Tomb of St Daniel. He was an Old Testament Prophet whose remains were brought back here from territories conquered by Timur. It was believed the remains would help protect the Kingdom The ...

Samarkand - Shakhrisabz (Uzbekistan), Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand - Shakhrisabz (Uzbekistan)

A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet

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... town is a gate which is all that is left of Temur's palace. What makes it so unique is that unlike everything else in Uzbekistan, the gates are unrestored so completely authentic. Just in front of the gates is a statue of Temur that seems a popular place ...

Jul 30, 2010, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jul 30, 2010

A travel blog entry by melissa.ben

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Samarkand Uzbekistan:  Necropolis of Shahki-Zinda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand Uzbekistan: Necropolis of Shahki-Zinda

A travel blog entry by kauten

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... reign of King Tamerlane.  We will walk through the narrow medieval streets where 11 mausoleums house the remains of Uzbekistan's ancient nobility.  We will also visit the heart of the city, Registan Square, where we walk among the intricate ...

day 09 third day in samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

day 09 third day in samarkand

A travel blog entry by baktan

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late morning breakfast and very slow walking tour visiting the amir temur square and things around. was such a pleasure.to meer up with the local CSer Zaf who took us to visit the inner part of shah i zinda. the mosque was amazing and very different ...

Plethora of Religions, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Plethora of Religions

A travel blog entry by ericaaa

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June 28, 618 Reaching Samarkand wasn’t a long journey, but it did take a lot less effort than from my previous journeys. Once I arrived, I saw these two beautifully made Buddhist temples. I saw a local man who seemed sweeping the floors of his ...

Another day in Toshkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another day in Toshkent

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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Took it easy in the morning knowing thar we had basically a full day to pass in Toshkent. The train to our next destination does not leave until 19.30. Same breakfast as previous mornings, ate, did wifi stuff, showered etc, discovered that the TV had ...

Where Was I?, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Where Was I?

A travel blog entry by sabiacarioca

Khiva, I understand, is a fascinating ancient town.  I, however, managed to get a fever of 102+, was condemned to staying in my hotel room.  A local doctor was called, and with Yuri acting as translator, we tried to determine the best course ...

The Lost Sea, Mo'ynoq, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Lost Sea

A travel blog entry by silkroadstu

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... industry in Moynaq has been lost and the Aral Sea has all but dried up. Moynaq, in the Karakul Pakstan region of Uzbekistan, is a town that has suffered greatly due to the environmental disaster that is the Aral Sea. Upstream from the sea, the misuse of ...

My Bag! Mi Equipie! My Bag!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

My Bag! Mi Equipie! My Bag!

A travel blog entry by joann.copperud

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Today was a long travel day. We met our van drivers who drove us to the border. We had an easy crossing (only 1.5 hours!) but it included walking about mile with all our backpacks and gear in 106 degree heat.  We arrived back in Tashkent in time ...

Tashkent Tourist, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent Tourist

A travel blog entry by joann.copperud

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... in India.  Oh, and he was succeeded by his nephew who was the greatest astronomer in the Middle Ages.  When Uzbekistan became an independent country in 1991 after the fall of the USSR, the newly elected president (who seems to continue to run ...

Khiva !, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva !

A travel blog entry by mollyquul

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Of the many stunning structures, first we saw the fortress and residence for rulers, first built in 12c, but the highest period was 16th c. Khiva was an important center of learning with many madrassas, which are Islamic colleges. In addition to ...

A WANDER IN KHIVA, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

A WANDER IN KHIVA

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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Yet another so so sleep on holidays, the bane of my travel existence [in additions to dorks and dorkettes]. Saw a BBC report about the death of a Kyrgyz teenager in the Issyk Kul AREA due to bubonic plague, the Black Death that ravaged medieval Europe. ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by jrovano_gucci

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Samarkand: Many of the traders here are dressed in robes and turbans. The bazaar here is filled with people trading, bartering, camels and many goods are flowing throughout the market. It is very clear to me that this is an active trading hub, by the ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by jrovano_gucci

Bukhara: Arriving in Bukhara along with many other caravans, the people greet us most welcoming, no hostility is shown. Many speak english which is a relief compared to many other cities I visited going off of my common sense to navigate my way around ...

Samarkand History Museum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand History Museum

A travel blog entry by londone7

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    It was now past 10am and the local history museum close to my hotel should now have opened. My guide didnt describe it to be of particular interest although I think it was a worthy trip once I had finished.  Walking on my first night ...

Bemelegítés, majd érkezés Task, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bemelegítés, majd érkezés Task

A travel blog entry by uton

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Nem rajongunk a csoportos utakert. Sőt, mint általában a backpackerek, kimondottan kerüljük őket. De be kell látni, van nehány előnyük: nem kellően turisztifikalt országokban ...

Travels, Charzak, Uzbekistan travel blog

Travels

A travel blog entry by ahamill

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Charzak was our first stop and from there it was ...

Yurt Camp am See, Nurata, Uzbekistan travel blog

Yurt Camp am See

A travel blog entry by chrilea

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Heute konnten wir das erste Mal baden. Der See war zwar heiss, aber immer noch angenehmer wie die trockene Hitze der Wueste. Wir uebernachteten in Yurten. Die Locals verwoehnten uns mit gutem Essen, Musik und viel ...

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