Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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Khiva is first of a few Silk Road towns we'll visit over the next few weeks. Our local guide Ura gave the group a city tour but I opted out (he likes the sound of his own voice too much) and based on the comments from my truck mates made the right move. ...

Tashkent Express…, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent Express…

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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... very early rather- it was about 2:30AM when I finally made it to the hotel- I can officially say that I’m in Uzbekistan.  Who’d have thought?  I remember several months ago telling someone what I was going to Uzbekistan and they ...

The Stans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Stans

A travel blog entry by champa

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Hi All -  Have arrived in U/stan - good journey so far.  Roads in Russia in poor condition but got to Kazak border 2 days early our visa was fine but the guys one started 2/5 & we didn't really want to seperate, better for both - ...

Oct 07, 2010, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 07, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Living History, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Living History

A travel blog entry by jksz

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So far, little has been said about the amazing "sights" we've seen along the way. With two days each in Samarkand and Bukhara now, we've rumbled through some of the world's most historically, architecturally and archeologically significant places. The ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarkand!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarkand!

A travel blog entry by danialw

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...    Walking around Samarkand, I met this British guy who is of Kenyan/Pakistani origin and we decided to travel around Uzbekistan for a while before I leave for Turkey. One thing I love about traveling is the random people I meet in random places ...

Dramatic Nature, Petty Corruption & Friendly Folk, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Dramatic Nature, Petty Corruption & Friendly Folk

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... even simpler lifestyles. Moonscapes with dry and dramatic high mountains are now etched in our memories.      Uzbekistan is something else altogether. It has many beautiful Muslim monuments and old cities which ooze remnants of its past ...

Nurata - Yurt camping, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Nurata - Yurt camping

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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 Nurata   I was looking forward to this as we were staying in a yurt in the Kyzylkhum desert. On the way we stopped off in town to see Alexander the Greats ancient fortress though there was pretty much nothing to see. Just a big mound, not even ...

Uzbek Proverbs, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbek Proverbs

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... 1, 2005 **Correction from last Entry The river which is being used to irrigate cotton and other crops in Khorezm and southern Uzbekistan, drying up the Aral Sea, is the Amu Darya (Oxus). The Syr Darya (Jaxartes) runs north from Kyrgyzstan to ...

More Visas!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

More Visas!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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Salom! Well the good news is that more visas were issued today so I will hopefully be on my way by the end of this week! Here are some pictures of swear in and my hike/picnic last Saturday! Talk soon, ...

Solution to rising oceans, Moynaq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Solution to rising oceans

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, von Nukus aus habe ich auch noch einen Ausflug nach Moynaq gemacht. Dies ist ein Fischereihafen am Aralsee, jedenfalls war er es in den 60er Jahren. Dann haben die Sowjets ja die Zufluesse des Aralsees trockengelegt und den See damit ...

NEW ADDRESS, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

NEW ADDRESS

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... / "Jessica Teicher," In English: 740000, Urgench / "Jessica Teicher," Korpus Mira Uzbekistan Korpus Mira= Peace Corps in Russian Please use both the Cyrillic and english to send to ...

Soaking up Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Soaking up Samarkand

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... eyes on us, as the exotic foreigners who were clogging up the bus with their bags. Although there is a tourism industry in Uzbekistan, the majority of tourists travel in the relative comfort of tour groups, with their own buses and pre-booked taxis and ...

Bukhara, mas d pra pechinchar, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara, mas d pra pechinchar

A travel blog entry by bleite

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Finalmente chegamos a Bukhara, uma das duas cidades (a outra Samarkanda) das quais tnhamos maiores expectativas, talvez os pontos altos de nossa viagem sia Central. A cidade tem importncia econmica central em sua regio, desde sua ...

Kokand, Kokand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Kokand

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... having a conversation with me and every now and again say, "Hey Mister, so how old are you? Hey Mister, do you like Uzbekistan?"     Side note about the Fergana Valley, the people here are a bit more religious than the people in Samarkand, ...

The roads with two names, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The roads with two names

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

... a bit short.  The waiter took me out into the street and we started accosting random locals to see if they wanted to change 3 dollars.  A few extortionate pints later, we went back to our miserable hostel, broke and disillusioned with ...

Racing through the desert, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Racing through the desert

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... using the bushes for, erm, bladder relief, they waved us on our way.   By the way, a word about fuel: Uzbekistan purchases crude oil from neighbouring countries and refines it here. When negotiations fall apart on crude prices, or during peak demand ...

Museum in the middle of nowhere, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Museum in the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, wie erwartet bin ich heute morgen alleine mit dem Taxi von Urgench nach Nukus gefahren, US$40, nun ja. Dafuer war ich um 11:00 schon in Nukus. War ein wenig beaengstigend, da sich der Fahrer mit einem anderen Taxi ein Rennen geliefert hat, die ...

Another Open Air Museum, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Another Open Air Museum

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, ich bin am morgen zum Taxistand nach Urgench/Khiva gefahren. Irgendwie war nicht viel los, ich musste fast 4h warten, erst um 12 Uhr war das Taxi voll und wir sind losgefahren. Der Fahrer war auch nicht superschnell (oder superriskant:-) je ...

Three Hours on the Sharq Train, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Three Hours on the Sharq Train

A travel blog entry by jksz

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Only three hours. Only three hours.... I'm usually pretty good with high temperatures. Samarkand is hot, in general, this time of year (mid to upper-90s I think); we'd taken long walks around town with smiles. But five minutes after sliding into ...

samarkhand (at last), Samarkhand, Uzbekistan travel blog

samarkhand (at last)

A travel blog entry by susienewton

At last, after a few years of wanting and failed attempts due to politics, tomorrow morning I stand in the Registan and look at the fabled blue mosque. Actually we can see it from the hotel (Zarina) and photos will be spoiled by the scaffolding ...

More PICS!, Tahkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

More PICS!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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Salom! Just a quick hello--I am posting some more pictures for you all to view! talk soon love ...

Turkmenistan, country Nr. 119, Konye-Urgench, Turkmenistan travel blog

Turkmenistan, country Nr. 119

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, ich bin erfolgreich nach Turkmenistan eingereist... Land Nr. 119... Die Ausreise aus Uzbekistan war recht problemlos, nocheinmal Zollformular ausfuellen (obwohl ich doch eines von der Einreise hatte), keine Gepaeckkontrolle, Immigration ...

Kultainen Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Kultainen Samarkand

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Silkkitien helmia, arabipoppa meloneita ja sashlikkia Uzbekistan sykkii, tuoksuu ja kimaltelee. Paakaupungissa Tashkentissa moskeijat ja nevostoarkkitehtuuri vuorottelevat ja yhtakkia kaikki ovat kaupittelemassa meille, kun Kazakstanissa tuntui, etteivat ...

Salom from Khorezm!, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Salom from Khorezm!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

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Salom! This is a quick hello, just wanted to show some pics of my new digs and khiva! talk soon hayr ...

On the Road again, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

On the Road again

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... 10 days but I really like all those Brits.  They all had a good sense of humor and were well traveled and here in Uzbekistan because they wanted to see some culture and history and something new and be on the Silk Road, just like me.  So it was ...

Touching Down in the Uzbek Oasis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Touching Down in the Uzbek Oasis

A travel blog entry by jksz

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... very aware of the poor relations between the US and Uzbekistan (which date back to a violent 2006 protest and massacre in Uzbekistan which the USheavily criticized, leading to the withdrawl of aid money and less military cooperation) and wanted to be ...

Finish of the Silk Road for us, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Finish of the Silk Road for us

A travel blog entry by peterandjane

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... crossing at Dashogus.  Apart from the odd salt lake and camels, it was a big expanse of sand and scrub. Crossed back into Uzbekistan and spent a couple of nights in Khiva, which was a side branch of the Silk Road.  The town ran a busy ...

Tashkent pra caceta, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent pra caceta

A travel blog entry by bleite

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... (como entramos nesse grupo, acho que nem Deus sabe...).  Isso posto, nosso amiguinho Ivan Drago, do guich da Air Uzbekistan em Riga, passa a escarafunchar, s 5h da manh, o livrinho da IATA e avisa que de l no consta informao ...

Leaving Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Leaving Samarkand

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... , groesster Schein hat einen Wert von 0,50 Euro). Einige der stans haben ja beschlossen, kyrillisch wieder durch roemisch zu ersetzen, Uzbekistan ist aber das einzige Land in dem man das bemerkt, hier gibt es bereits einige offizielle Schilder, die man ...

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