Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Taszkent, Taszkient, Uzbekistan travel blog

Taszkent

A travel blog entry by wlodek

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Dziś pierwsze wygodne łózko. Spałem bardzo dobrze. Po śniadaniu idziemy katować nogi . Pierwsze ponownie Chorsu Bazar tam Jermi podziwia handel owocami jest zachwycony. Drugi punkt programu to wizyta w meczecie gdzie ...

Prayed for by an Imam in the presence of St Daniel, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Prayed for by an Imam in the presence of St Daniel

A travel blog entry by irelandbound

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Another big two days. We started yesterday with a tour of the history museum in Samarkand. It's situated on the ancient Silk Road site of Afrasiyab, and is full of artefacts from the site's 2000 + yr history. Mashkura took us for a walk out over the ...

State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... value to the exhibit also     The main hall has a giant staircase with an inscription from the President of Uzbekistan. After that were two floors of exhibits.  The first floor started with the Afrosiab site in Samarkand and many of ...

Calming Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Calming Khiva

A travel blog entry by betsybond

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... list. What I did love, and buy, was the stamps used to mark designs on the round flat bread we see all over Uzbekistan. I figure it has a perfect adaptation as a stamp for apple pies.  All over the city people were friendly and had mouths full of ...

Arslanbob, Izboskan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Arslanbob

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... and fast flowing rivers. Small towns and a fertile valley based rural scene and quite the strangest headgear so far. A little less tidy than Uzbekistan but then they do not have the same manpower to clean the streets, but no where near as bad a Europe or ...

Kazakh-Uzbek border crossing, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Kazakh-Uzbek border crossing

A travel blog entry by jess_and_ben

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... morning we set off bright and early for the drive to the Kazakh-Uzbek border and entry into our third 'Stan, Uzbekistan.   Driving through rural Kazakhstan, we continued to encounter the police at fairly frequent intervals. On one occasion, in a ...

The Registan at last, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Registan at last

A travel blog entry by stupidbunny

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Sightseeing in Samarkand, dodging the ...

Madrassa-tacular, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Madrassa-tacular

A travel blog entry by silkroad2012

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Today we spent the day in Bukhara. Bukhara was the capital of the Samani empire (founded by Ismael Somani) in 9th and 10th century and was the heart of Central Asia. In 1220 Genghis Khan rolled up and demolished most of the city, except for the minaret, ...

Jul 08, 2010, Fergana, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jul 08, 2010

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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Bukhara, Shopping and the End of the Internet, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara, Shopping and the End of the Internet

A travel blog entry by michaelandre

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Bukhara was another major stop on the Silk Road.  Our hotel was on Lyabi-Hauz, a beautiful square built around a central pool.  I am sure that it is a great place to hang out on a hot summer night.  The hotel itself was gorgeous.  The ...

In Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

In Samarkand

A travel blog entry by lindseykistler

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Just about at the halfway point of my trip and feeling a bit tired. I napped this afternoon and then got up to the roof terrace of the hotel to find this ...

Not so much a town more a museum., Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Not so much a town more a museum.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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Through the border with the minimum of fuss, lots of checking and stamping but no hassle. Goodbye to our Turkmen guide and hello to our Uzbek guide. Straight away there is a change, the irrigation seems better, lots of green, cheerful people and better ...

Program of ascention to Pobeda Peak 7439 m., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Program of ascention to Pobeda Peak 7439 m.

A travel blog entry by centralasia

Getting there Starting point of expedition usually is Bishkek - the capital of Kyrgyzstan. International airport "Manas" (30km off Bishkek) accepts flights arriving from number of European and Asian countries (Hanover, London, Moscow, Sankt-Petersburg, ...

Temple, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Temple

A travel blog entry by sandesande

no stay, moving on, hotel full, reservation cancelled : ...

From Khiva to Bukhara, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

From Khiva to Bukhara

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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Noy enough to do in Khiva so we were able to cut our stay short and left after a good breakfast. Paid the $30 for the room and went out through the West gate and immediately got a taxi to take us back to Urgench. Not hard to get a shared taxi onwards to ...

Bukhara and surrounds, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara and surrounds

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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Best breakfast ever with lots of different kinds of food including fruit and yoghurt. Good because we were very hungry. We had read LP and had lots of plans for the day. Firstly we took a taxi (15 000som) to Bakhuatdin Naqsband (1318-89) mausoleum in the ...

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 ...

Traversing Uzbekistan' desert to Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Traversing Uzbekistan' desert to Bukhara

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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... was dotted with bushes and in between there was little else but sand. It felt strangely peaceful whilst so desolate.  Uzbekistan is slightly smaller than Spain (approximately 450,000 km squared) and with a population off 25 million. I wonder where ...

Do Samarkandy, Wilajet samarkandzki, Uzbekistan travel blog

Do Samarkandy

A travel blog entry by wlodek

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Pobódka przed 6 . Spokojne pakowanie i w drogę. Niestety marszrutki nie było więc we trzech wsiadamy do taxi. Ten trzeci to jakiś jegomość z holandii który poznał się z Germinim na piwie. 15 km do dworca ...

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

OH, So THAT Was A Desert!

A travel blog entry by techhdarre

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... 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

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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

Verstauchung

A travel blog entry by timon_richiger

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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

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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 stop was a centuries old water dome built next to a ...

Tashkent, round 2, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, round 2

A travel blog entry by lindseykistler

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... 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

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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

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... 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

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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

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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 ...

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