Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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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 ...

Abschied nehmen, Tashkent 1, Uzbekistan travel blog

Abschied nehmen

A travel blog entry by chrilea

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Tashkent gehoerte zu den vier groessten Staedte der Sowjetunion, dementsprechend ist die Stadt architektonisch eine voellig andere wie in den zuvor besuchten Staedten. Riesige Aleen fuehren zu Statuen und Paerken, die prunkvoll dekorierte Metro macht den ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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I got lost in the dark streets of Bukhara but eventually was steered back to Lyabi-Hauz (the square with the pool) by some kind local people. I then went to the bar opposite to see some of the group to find the owner was wearing a Liverpool shirt. He ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by blommaerts

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A small stop into this capital city situated in the Fergana ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Kazakhstan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by vvddries

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Photos Ousbezkistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Photos Ousbezkistan

A travel blog entry by surledep

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Photos ...

Tashkent to Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent to Bukhara

A travel blog entry by ae.middlemarch

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Up sharp at 6am, I caught out the breakfast crew, who slowly brought out a variety of foods: sliced sausage, cheese, cucumber and tomatoes, pancakes, jam, a form of feta cheese and bread. I had the first five things - the pancakes were excellent. No ...

Ancient city in the desert, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Ancient city in the desert

A travel blog entry by alexgrange

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I arrived in the early evening, just as the desert sun was spilling red light and long shadows over the huge mud city walls. My hotel it turns out was just inside the ancient city walls, so that the front door faced the inside of the wall. Dumping my ...

Samarkand and Amir Timur, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand and Amir Timur

A travel blog entry by ldhensel

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You remember Amir Timur (1336 - 1405) from a couple of days back? He was the Tartar who created an empire that stretched from Persia to the edge of Mongolia, slaughtering Mongols as he went. Thirteen military campaigns and he never lost a battle. He did ...

Trials in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Trials in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by helen-wositzky

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Arrived in Tashkent after a long day - up at 4.45 to catch the train to Frankfurt to get flight. Uneventful train trip, sitting  next to a Polizia man heading to Kiev for a years posting at the embassy so could have a conversation in english which ...

Caravansaries in Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Caravansaries in Bukhara

A travel blog entry by ldhensel

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... reports temperatures that high. The most he will say is that it is 44 degrees in the shade. The tourist season here in Uzbekistan is only 4 months, two in spring and two in fall. High season doesn't begin until September since it is still hot (prediction ...

Train travel to Tashkent and 24hrs in the UK, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Train travel to Tashkent and 24hrs in the UK

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... would still have been crossing the latter this morning, as the landscape was a very sandy, arid land with very little scrub.  Uzbekistan clearly has vast desert plains in the west but it isn’t a dead area tho’; the desert’s home to ...

No Noah in this Ark!, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

No Noah in this Ark!

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... in Russia, I went on to learn that his Dad works in construction in Moscow, because it pays significantly more than working in Uzbekistan.  He’ll work there for anything between 9 months and a year, before returning home.  Lola, his wife, ...

Timur's Birthplace, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

Timur's Birthplace

A travel blog entry by timshazz

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Our share taxi we had sorted the afternoon before obviously didn't want us to back out of the deal as he turned up on our doorstep at 10.15am. We loaded the bags then went to wait at the taxi stand for more people...he had tried to get us to buy the ...

There is nothing here but sand!!!, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

There is nothing here but sand!!!

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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... they saw us stop. The garden hose was still flowing out good water and Mike and I took a greatly appreciated shower. All of Uzbekistan is having a gas shortage so all the filling stations are either closed or have a huge line.  We ended up using one ...

I hate gas shortages!, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

I hate gas shortages!

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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... after the cluster that was trying navigate last night. Then we started to realize we were going to need gas...the problem is, Uzbekistan has been in a gas shortage for a little while and there is a 10L limit per fillup...and even worse, there has been a ...

FINALLY MADE IT!!  (to Tashkent), Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

FINALLY MADE IT!! (to Tashkent)

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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In Tashkent finally!  The last few days have been hell...driving for 12hrs a day though some of the roughest roads.  We did get to stay in a pretty nice hotel in Bukhara but since I was sick from sun exposure I didn't really get to enjoy ...

Recap of the past week, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Recap of the past week

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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This week has been awesome.  We've been able to rest, relax, work on the car, swim in the pool, drink lots of beer, eat more tasty food than our stomachs can hold, and use the internet for hours at a time.  Lauren's parent's house in ...

Sunstroke..., Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sunstroke...

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

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On the drive to Bukhara, I got sun stroke and was feeling like I was going to die.  I was in the desert sun from morning until evening.  By the time we got to Bukhara, I thought I was going to pass out and I wasn't sweating anymore.  At ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by chinaski

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... , so is very well preserved and really interesting. A day is enought to visit it. Bukhara is the first place in Uzbekistan where I see souvenir shops and restaurants with their menu in english. But don't be afraid. Although you will see some tourists you ...

A Day Trip To Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Day Trip To Samarkand

A travel blog entry by kenneycan25

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We spent one of our days off touring Samarkand, namely the old university and mosque. Interestingly enough it snowed that day, which is very unusual, considering that they typically don't have any snow until ...

In the City of Slaves, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

In the City of Slaves

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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"Hungarian traveller Arminius Vambery visited Khiva in 1863.  One of his first encounters was with 8 old men lying on their backs, having their eyes gouged out by the Khan's executioner, who wiped the knife clean on each victim's beard before ...

Along the Silk Route To Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Along the Silk Route To Khiva

A travel blog entry by helen-wositzky

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We continue following the Silk Route - where camel Caravans of traders sold & bought their wares - From Samarkand, which was the crossroads between east & west, to Bukhara, which once controlled most of Uzbeckistan, and now on ...

Ouzbékistan - Samarcande, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Ouzbékistan - Samarcande

A travel blog entry by vahineenliberte

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Asalam Halikoum ! Nous sommes le 14 octobre et je passe une journée extraordinaire dans l'une des plus anciennes villes d'Asie Centrale, la mythique Samarcande ou Samarkand (Ve siècle avant JC). Une journée c'est bien trop court malheureusement mais ...

Laid back city, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Laid back city

A travel blog entry by svenhermans

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De hoofdstad van Oezbekistan leek mij bijzonder rustig. De stad is wel uitgestrekt over een grote oppervlakte, maar als je er door wandelt viel het me toch op dat er geen al te grote drukte heerst. Geen mensenmassa op elkaar gepakt, geen straten met ...

The Road to Samakand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Road to Samakand

A travel blog entry by alseum

Western Uzbekistan turned out to be marginally less desolate that Kazakhstan but all this really means is that there were a few more dromedaries mooching about. Gradually the scenery began to change and eventually we reached civilization and our ...

Swimming pool session, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Swimming pool session

A travel blog entry by gothard

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... my morning run I went there where a lady gave me 4 buns and wouldn’t take any money so I gave her the traditional Uzbekistan greeting and wandered off. I then saw a baker delivering some sort of pies to a restaurant and asked to buy one which he ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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In Sarmakand sind die Moscheen noch eindrucksvoller und die absoluten Highlights sind der Registan, ein Platz mit mehrere Moscheen, und der Shar–I–Zidan, eine Ansammlung von prächtigen Mausoleen. Im Gegensatz zu Khiva und Bukhara gibt es ...

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