Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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The Museum City, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Museum City

A travel blog entry by lou_and_dave

Eventually we set off on the journey to Khiva via Urgench another nondescript soviet town. As we arrived the light was beginning to fade, yet what greeted us was magnificent. As you arrive you are met by a large sandy coloured city wall that rises out ...

OH, So THAT Was A Desert!, Qarshi, Uzbekistan travel blog

OH, So THAT Was A Desert!

A travel blog entry by techhdarre


... to the border of Turkmenistan, and headed off into the heat and desert that would define my experience of Turkmenistan and beyond into Uzbekistan. Heat, heat, heat. HOT!! I feel lucky that I have not ended up as Danny is now. Since Mash'had, it's been ...

From Russia, with love!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

From Russia, with love!

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... , everyone exchanges at the higher rate, especially as these guys can be trusted to provide correct and legitimate exchange. Uzbekistan has undergone through several periods of really bad history but has certainly been the proud region of more positive ...

Visas, Rueckreiseplaene, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Visas, Rueckreiseplaene

A travel blog entry by timon_richiger


Nach Tashkent reiste ich per Zug von Nukus (ich weiss, das stimmt mit der Route im Blog nicht ueberein, aber es waere komisch, wenn ich zwei Eintraege zu Tashkent machen wuerde. Ich reiste zuerst nach Tashkent um Visas zu beantragen, reiste danach nach ...

Verstauchung, Asraf, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by timon_richiger


Da ich in Usbekistan nicht nur in den Staedten unterwegs sein wollte und es in dem Nuratau-Gebirge ein wunderbares 'Community Based Tourism'-Programm gibt, entschied ich mich nach Asraf zu reisen. Community Based Tourism ist vor allem in Kyrgyzstan ...

Road to Samarkand, Nurota, Uzbekistan travel blog

Road to Samarkand

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


Venturing out into the desert once more we are heading for Samarkand but have a host of stops on the way. A quick visit to a local pottery and embroidery workshop, manage to buy nothing. Next was a centuries old water dome built next to a 10th c ...

Tashkent, round 2, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, round 2

A travel blog entry by lindseykistler


... fortunate to have met such a good bunch! Yesterday I went out to the History Museum of the People of Uzbekistan, which was fairly uninteresting but had an interesting collection of artifacts and somewhat endearing exhibits meant to show the modernity ...

Mr. Babushka rides again, Karshi, Uzbekistan travel blog

Mr. Babushka rides again

A travel blog entry by dan.

. So we head down the street in hopes of flagging a cab to the train station at half one in the morning. Not a dickybird in sight! But we got a break as a young man named Azeem was idling in his car, half an hour to go 'til he picks his father up. So he ...

Out of money, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Out of money

A travel blog entry by metoindia


When I got to Samarkand in the afternoon, I first had to look for an ATM, because I only had 2 USD left. The last working ATM I saw was in Azerbaijan and the 400 USD from there lasted quite long. After walking from hotel to hotel with my 28 kilos, I ...

Samarkand Registan - The Jewel of The Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand Registan - The Jewel of The Silk Road

A travel blog entry by londone7


... this arhitectural jewel and centrepiece of the Silk Road. This is certainly somewhere I'd like to go again if I have the opportunity to go back to Uzbekistan.     Visit My Page on Facebook : Departures1 - Global Adventures ...

Usbekische Massage, Tashkent 2, Uzbekistan travel blog

Usbekische Massage

A travel blog entry by chrilea


Die teilweise üblen Strassenverhältnisse führten leider dazu, dass unser Truck ziemlich durchgeschüttelt wurde, unsere Guides nannten dies lustvoll "usbekische massage". Für meinen Rücken war dies der Horror weshalb ich mich entschied eine echte ...

My Search for the Lucrative Lute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

My Search for the Lucrative Lute

A travel blog entry by sidwell


I woke up at the break of dawn grumpy, and irritable. And who could blame me I had just had one of the greatest experiences of my life in Baghdad and now I had to wake up and go to some place where I had never been called Samarkand. But this was the ...

Lang dags ferd til  Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Lang dags ferd til Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by turida


... blitt en gruppe på 20 mennesker fra Norge, Sverige og Danmark. Det sto en buss utenfor og snart var vi på Hotel Uzbekistan. Det er Uzbekistans største hotell - tydelig preget av Sovjettiden. Byen Tashkent har 2,5 millioner innbyggere. Det var godt å ...

Byrundtur i Tashkent og tur med metro, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Byrundtur i Tashkent og tur med metro

A travel blog entry by turida


... , som er nydelig utsmykket med bl.a. flislagte vegger. Vi spiste lunsj på en restaurant hvor vi ble servert mange forskjellige retter fra Uzbekistan. De andre turistene fra vår gruppe er hyggelige - og vi har funnet tonen. Vår guide som er svensk, er ...

Historic Fortified City of Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Historic Fortified City of Khiva

A travel blog entry by londone7


... today have gas heating for winter months.    It was a very thorough an interesting introduction to the rich history of Uzbekistan after all the regimented control at airports. I wasnt aware it was three kingdoms and that Khiva was only one of ...

Silk, spices and slaves, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk, spices and slaves

A travel blog entry by louisekeen


... enough to warrant the a/c (beyond melting)... Termiz was firmly one for the 'well it was an experience' pile. Uzbekistan is certainly a country of tourist marvels, however in the showcase cities, especially Samarkand and Shakrisabz (birthplace of Amir ...

From Berlin to Bukhara..., Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

From Berlin to Bukhara...

A travel blog entry by natclare


...   Riga August 2007 photos   Tashkent, Uzbekistan September 2007 photos   Nukus, ...

Mowing down a town, Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

Mowing down a town

A travel blog entry by triptalk


This place is the birthplace of Temur, the legendary ancient leader. He isbasically all over the country, but it is all about him here. An old small town with some impressive unrestored ruins that used to be dotted among the mud brick homes. Now the govt ...

Gone to Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Gone to Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by londone7


... /londone7/23/tpod.html Here is a recent article on the cultural silk road from Korea to Turkey and the historical role Uzbekistan played at its centre  Looking forward to the food and ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... over to ask us where we were from and to wish us well in Uzbekistan. We have found the people to be very nice in Uzbekistan, always very friendly and very helpful. If anyone is interested, the most tasty Plov I have had was in Bukhara. I am glad we ...

Museum city, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Museum city

A travel blog entry by svenhermans


Khiva is de meest merkwaardige stad op het toeristische circuit in Oezbekistan. Net zoals alle andere khanaten uit het verleden heb je ook hier een oude binnenstad en vele overgebleven monumenten, met dit verschil dat de ganse site als 1 heel groot ...

Aksarai Palace, Tomb of Jehangir, Timurs Crypt, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

Aksarai Palace, Tomb of Jehangir, Timurs Crypt

A travel blog entry by londone7


  The rain was now coming down steadily as be began our city tour of Shakhrisabsz. This was the birthplace of Timurlane who ruled 100 years after Ghengis Khan and went on to found an Empire across much of Central Asia.  We passed by a giant ...

BEN AND OSCAR REAPPEAR, Adyar Desert Yurt Camp, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... us love songs on a two-stringed guitar. He was very good. Same lasted some 15 minutes 2,000 US. Jalal then sang the Uzbekistan national anthem, needing the words to do so. People started to slip away thereafter, the beer and vodka finalized amongst the ...

Map pin, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Map pin

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

Map ...

How did we get here?, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

How did we get here?

A travel blog entry by scruffy.alex


... the antipode to Kazakh police hospitality. Finally into Tashkent, the city didn't hold the same allure as the rest of Uzbekistan. Jumping in the car for a look around the sights, the disappointing highlight aka The Tashkent TV Tower confirmed that we ...

In der Wueste 'Kyzylkum', Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

In der Wueste 'Kyzylkum'

A travel blog entry by timon_richiger


Die Fahrt von Bukhara nach Khiva war sehr eintoenig, denn sie fuehrt stundenlang durch die Wueste Kyzylkum. Folglich ist die Landschaft nicht so atemberaubend bzw. nach 20 Minuten hat man eigentlich alles gesehen. Es kommt noch hinzu, dass die Strassen ...

3 days in a beautiful city!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

3 days in a beautiful city!

A travel blog entry by socon

Lots to see here, but sort of taking it easy too. The Registan needs to be seen to be all lights and ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by malfhm


2h00 d'avion depuis Tashkent plus 40 km de taxi depuis Ourgench et nous arrivons dans la petite ville de Khiva à la nuit tombée. L'absence d'éclairage public, et la fatigue, nous retiennent de la visiter et c'est donc le lendemain tôt ...

tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by cactusjoe

the capital, had a rather sizeable quake decades back, short subway ...

Nothing but the Turkmen embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Nothing but the Turkmen embassy

A travel blog entry by alexgrange

... had to go to a slightly more expensive place. But at US$30 a night, I was to later find out that this is very cheap for Uzbekistan, and the edition of the Lonely Punter that I had, from 2007, was very out of date, especially on prices. Not only that, but ...

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