Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Under the sky of Orient, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Under the sky of Orient

A travel blog entry by centralasia

... nature, and - the most great think – from flights above boundless expanse of Western Tien-Shan… Paragliding for Uzbekistan is relatively young kind of the extreme tourism, but the pace of its popularity increasing is just unbelievable. The ...

Bukhara and Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara and Khiva

A travel blog entry by silkroadstu

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... Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva offer a further insight into the history of Central Asia and the three cities could be considered Uzbekistan's triple crown. Bukhara was another victim of Genghis Khan’s savage sojourn into the region, while Khiva was an ...

Border Scrums, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Border Scrums

A travel blog entry by silkroadstu

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If you ever want to get up close and personal with the local people when travelling, try crossing a land border between two Central Asian countries. You will get to experience firsthand the free-for-all that is the border crossing and a chance to rub ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by southasia08

Bukhoro in central ...

Arrival Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Arrival Tashkent

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... flight which was supposed to arrive 10pm in Tashkent now arrived midnite local time with the two hour delays in Seoul. Added to this Uzbekistan is -4hours from Korea time so it's actually 4am for me now.  The group of off duty stewardesses in the ...

Carpet & Gold Bazaars, Kalon Ensemble, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Carpet & Gold Bazaars, Kalon Ensemble

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... into the Madrassa which is now used as a girls school and is closed to the public. Of the dozen practicing Madrassa's in Uzbekistan today only two are for girls.  I could only walk in the entrance archways which were very gothic like European ...

Quelques impressions de Tashkent, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Quelques impressions de Tashkent

A travel blog entry by malfhm

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Somptueux petit déjeuner, plus occidental qu'asiatique, dans une salle de restaurant démesurée, à l'aune des bâtiments soviétiques. Nous expérimentons le métro, ses stations majestueuses à la russe; il est ...

Morning at the Oasis: Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Morning at the Oasis: Khiva

A travel blog entry by michaelandre

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I woke up really early and decided to go for a walk around Khiva. I walked through the Eastern gate, through a hallway (that I later learned was the slave market) that opened onto a beautiful enclave of madrassas (Muslim schools).  I got ...

Map pin only, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

Map ...

We'll just keep the indicator on Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

We'll just keep the indicator on Tashkent

A travel blog entry by ahamill

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We'll just call this Tashkent ...

Another 'stan Bites The Dust, Namangan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another 'stan Bites The Dust

A travel blog entry by techhdarre

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... that this travelling thing is the right thing at the right time and I can see myself doing nothing else. Here's a run down: Uzbekistan is essentially a police state. Or so I am told by the Lonely Planet guide book I have. And the registration policy ...

Wyjazd do Taszkentu, Taszkient, Uzbekistan travel blog

Wyjazd do Taszkentu

A travel blog entry by wlodek

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Pobódka o 6:00 . Lecę jeszcze na bazar , zrobić zakupy.Sniadanie jest obfite na pierwsze kasza na leku- nie jadłem czegoś takiego chyba ze 30 lat , a może więce uzbecki chleb taki płaski placek- nie ...

Under the sky of Orient, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Under the sky of Orient

A travel blog entry by centralasia

... from perfect nature, and - the most great think - from flights above boundless expanse of Western Tien-Shan... Paragliding for Uzbekistan is relatively young kind of the extreme tourism, but the pace of its popularity increasing is just unbelievable. The ...

Only one entry here, guys!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Only one entry here, guys!

A travel blog entry by ahamill

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... if you're interested, but clicking on the FORUMS tab here in this web site, finding the Central Asia forums, click on Uzbekistan, and you'll find a long entry describing some of our fun times - including the challenge of getting them registered to stay ...

A HOT DAY, A GLORIOUS SURROUNDING, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

A HOT DAY, A GLORIOUS SURROUNDING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... ; the latter, for government]. If you are not prepared to hear glowing accounts of Amir Timur, known in the West as Tamerlane, Uzbekistan is probably not a good place to visit. Here, he is the 'great ruler' and 'number one hero'. Saw some tanker Russian ...

Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by wenzels

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Today was to be action-packed! Now Samarkand has been a trading crossroads for about 2500 years now. It is one of the archetypical Silk Road cities. Alexander the Great is quoted as saying in 329 B.C.: "Everything I have heard about Samarkand is true, ...

Dashed for Cash in Tash, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Dashed for Cash in Tash

A travel blog entry by womensrights52

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I then traveled to the city of Tashkent. The majority of Tashkent was Muslim. This was because of the recent Muslim Arab invasions. The Arabs were in a state of forcing Islam on the people of Tashkent. They did this through the destruction of the ...

Day 01 Traditional house, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Day 01 Traditional house

A travel blog entry by baktan

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After 5h flight and a long queue at the airport for pp control and custom control. I went out and met Ob from the guesthouse. It was 20m drive from the airport to their place. The guesthouse is part of their whole house decorated with traditional ...

Earthquake in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Earthquake in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by ahamill

Fun, we had an earthquake this afternoon some time after 1pm! (oops correction, it was 1:27) It was short, about 5 seconds, but felt pretty strong - I wonder if we'll hear an announcement? Everyone commented that it was an unusually loud one so many ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by helen-wositzky

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Strange being away & having no idea of what is happening in the rest of the world or at home. In terms of news watched one english TV news at Mandy's since leaving home, although there is TV in hotels not much good as nothing in English, turned it on ...

Back again online...., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Back again online....

A travel blog entry by littlewey

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A lot of time passed since I made an entry on the travelog. We are on the way now for more than two months and we are full of memories. It is interesting how different the countries in Central Asia are. Not just the landscape is changing a lot while ...

Made it into Uzbekistan with my dodgy visa!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Made it into Uzbekistan with my dodgy visa!

A travel blog entry by socon

And now for the REAL Central ...

Asia Khiva Hotel, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Asia Khiva Hotel

A travel blog entry by londone7

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I was fortunate to have my hotel right outside the south gate and city walls. If the weather was nice it would have been nice to spend some time exploring the old town on my own but the temperature was falling rapidly as the sun went down.  The ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by lindseykistler

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Kulkedash medressa in ...

Comical Crossing meeting Laurel and Hardy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Comical Crossing meeting Laurel and Hardy

A travel blog entry by globalwanderers

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... crossing with shops and money changers is now a ghost town with not a soul in sight. On arriving at the locked gate to Uzbekistan we were instructed by an immigration official fifty yards away that there was no key and we would have to climb through a ...

Bewildering Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bewildering Bukhara

A travel blog entry by globalwanderers

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... . It’s amazing how the landscape from one country to the next can change so dramatically once you cross a border. Uzbekistan may have the historical sites but its poor economical neighbour Kyrgyzstan, certainly has all the natural beauty. I know ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by helen-wositzky

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Samarkand - the 14th Century capital of the Sultanate of Timur - he is obviously a hero to the Uzbeckistan people and well loved with statues of him everywhere.  Samarkand - mosques, minarettes, mausoleums, mosaics, mosaics & more mosaics. ...

Best restaurant ever! Worst hangover ever!, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Best restaurant ever! Worst hangover ever!

A travel blog entry by melstrips

The Caravan restaurant in Tashkent, Ukbekistan is AWESOME! Great food, amazing ambience and general atmosphere. I went there will a group of friends but it's like going to a restaurant with EVERY SINGLE ONE of your friends because the staff are super ...

WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN

A travel blog entry by mek1

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... on and to perhaps even claim areas for their respective crowns.  By the late 1800's Russia had taken all of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Khazakhstan  Borders were finally established by the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. Uzbekistan got its ...

A MORE RELAXED PACE, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

A MORE RELAXED PACE

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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Up c 0615 for ablutions and computer time. Dave was up before his alarm. We met the Sisters heading for brekkie. Had a bit more today, after the local chap told me to push 'Push' in large letters re the tea. No hotel earthquakes last night. Dave has an ...

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