Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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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 ...

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 ...

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