Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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I am officially a volunteer!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

I am officially a volunteer!!

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

... reserved) and I told him 5 shots of vodka. And then last night, we had a beer pong tournament at the hotel here in Tashkent. More dancing, very little drinking and a lot of fun!! Today, we were actually sworn in! Our PST director broke down during his ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by susienewton

... duty at one crossing so chaos not that bad usually. This initial impression of Uzbekistan dispelled by the pleasant, interesting, rich looking centre of Tashkent, with broad avenues, trees, imposing new western-looking buildings and facilities.  ...

Second Tour of Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Second Tour of Tashkent

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... to justify spending the money.  I’ll keep a lookout for the same thing elsewhere as things might be cheaper out of Tashkent.             A nice lunch after our tour and then to the market ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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... In bobur park is the Seattle Peace Park, a collection of small tiles that recall the Cold War with messages of peace , designed by Tashkent and Seattle school children in the 80's. On the way home we stopped off for a snack. Some Horse meat sausage! It ...

Down and out in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Down and out in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... and beautiful bone inlay along its thin neck. The instrument – a dutar – is a traditional folk instrument in Uzbekistan, but originally hailing from Persia. Variations of the same instrument litter the Turkic regions of Asia – a ...

New Address...AGAIN!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

New Address...AGAIN!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Salom! Greetings from Uzbekistan! Here is my new address again: 740000 Urgench PO BOX 45 Jessica Teicher, Korpus Mira Uzbekistan Good news- I passed my language exam and come Monday, I will be sworn in as an official Peace Corps ...

I'm here!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

I'm here!

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

I'm here and all is well. I wanted to let you know I am safe and that the people here are great. I will send more information as time allows. Take care! ...

May 18, 2009, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

May 18, 2009

A travel blog entry by rightwayaround

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Good news...Bad news..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Good news...Bad news...

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... sites without renewed visas. They thought that our visas would be ready, but guess what, they aren't. So I'll be staying in Tashkent for 5 mores days. I know that I'll get there eventually, and it does no good to get stressed about something I don't ...

Leaving on an overnight train..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Leaving on an overnight train...

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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... walk everywhere thou. In fact I walked an hour to go to church on Sunday morning. I found an International Church here in Tashkent and really like going. Oh, I also laid out at the hotel pool yesterday in my swimsuit...how scandelous is that!? We went ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

... half days could be seen by some as a bit quick - but needs must as the devil drives. We needed to make it back to Tashkent tonight in order to meet up with our fellow travellers tomorrow morning - these are the people we'll be spending time with until we ...

How exciting!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

How exciting!

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

Hey Everyone! In case you were wondering.... I am fine over here. yes, this is some exciting stuff happening in this part of the world but we are okay over here. After swearing in we may not be able to go directly to our permanent sites right away ...

I'm going!!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

I'm going!!!

A travel blog entry by jennipost

HI Everyone, Well I finally got my visa, I heard this morning. And 5 minutes I found out that I'm leaving in 1.25 hours. Wow, not much time to hang out 'one last time.' I'll be arriving in Samarkand around 7pm and my counterpart will meet me and ...

Spooked in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Spooked in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by jamesandsonia

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... as not even the top hotels had any Sum. When we eventually managed to change some, we were handed a huge wodge of bills. Uzbekistan's highest demoniation note of 1000 Sum is worth less than a dollar. Given there is no consumer credit yet, imagine trying ...

Assalomu alaykum, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Assalomu alaykum

A travel blog entry by jennipost

Assalomu alaykum!! or Peace be with you!! Greetings from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I made it safely here, with no problems. We arrived early morning on Thursday (or Wednesday afternoon for you midwesterners). Once I got my bags and everyone loaded up ...

I hear there are mountains in Armenia!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

I hear there are mountains in Armenia!

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

So, Armenia it is. We had heard that for the health volunteers there was another country possiblity. I had wanted to go to Suriname in South America because then I could have gone home for a month but, it turned out that all of us 8 healthies who are ...

En Ouzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

En Ouzbekistan

A travel blog entry by nycos

... l avance afin de ne pas se retrouver coince entre deux pays. Enfin ce sont les derniers mais il nous faut encore revenir a Tashkent et y passer deux jours si tout se passe bien pour recuperer les precieux sesams et continuer notre route plus a l ouest. ...

Placement, Toshkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Placement

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

This will be a bit of a short message because a group of trainees are heading off to a bookstore. Yup, I am in Toshkent. Woohoo!! I went to a birthday party this week. (YEAH BOBO!!) It was for Callie's host-grandfather's 79th birthday. He sat with ...

Tashkent a party town, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent a party town

A travel blog entry by yoni

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... journalist's assassination no one had heard of it. Of course it wouldn't be on the local news. October 23, 2007 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tashkent doesn't have any historic sites as far as we know, and nothing really all that interesting to see. But it ...

On to the next adventure, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

On to the next adventure

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

... seeing people and my mindset was such. But, now that I have more information, I am having to readjust my thinking. I will be leaving Uzbekistan on Wednesday. Tomorrow, I will learn even more information. Take care everyone! Isn't life exciting? ...

Saying goodbye to the stans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Saying goodbye to the stans

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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... sick - bummer. So i guess I'll be back tomorrow Day 2 the bloody opera wasnt on today - bummer nothing done today tashkent is really a boring city - watching what the women are wearing (or not) in winter was interetsing for about two minutes oh ...

Controls / Kontrollen, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Controls / Kontrollen

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

... I wake up drenched and I hope that after 42 days without rain this was just an exception. When approaching the border to Uzbekistan, many people waving on the street. Now I know why, the border is closed at the Jalal-Abad and no passage possible. Now I ...

Silk road cities, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk road cities

A travel blog entry by mirapanis

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... de ronde deegbroden tegen de bovenkant van de over plakken. Hopelijk geven de fotos enigszins een beeld van deze nijverheid. Tashkent met 3 miljoen poppetjes is de hoofdstad van Oezbekistan en onze volgende bestemming. Onderweg hebben we een zeer nuttige ...

Mail, clothing, and ballet, Toshkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Mail, clothing, and ballet

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

Wow!! So, last week was a bit of a bad week for me. As you could all tell by my little hissy fit!! I got a letter from my parents on Wednesday! Woohoo! It only took a month to get here. I also got something like 50 emails. I apologize for the ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by jtroussier

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... (the guy that took me was an expensive but also illegal taxi driver) I made it through the border and to Tashkent the capital city of Uzbekistan. There I met Nozila, a friend of Marcin (another basketball cod), we invited me to stay at her house and took ...

A City of

A City of "Friendship & Peace" - Day 19

A travel blog entry by krisbolt

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... :) bit of space! I have big bag in the leg room, not so spacey for me. I started to notice there are few checkpoints towards Tashkent. Either police or army stop some people to check their ID. I assumed there were few sneaky people get in or out. I am not ...

A Brief Pause to Discuss Security, Chrichiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Brief Pause to Discuss Security

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... talk in the U.S. now so I figured this would be a good time to let everyone know that I feel perfectly safe here in Uzbekistan. As I have explained before, we are so busy during training that we don't have much time to check on world events and keep ...

Border Crossings, Uzbekistan borders with Kyrgystan and Kazakstan, Kazakhstan travel blog

Border Crossings

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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A fun adventure trying to see new ...

Intercontinental, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Intercontinental

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... there for a few hours and remember what the "real" world is like. At $18 a head, it's more than half of an average monthly income in Uzbekistan - but well worth it. Definitely not affordable on a Peace Corps salary - but that's what credit cards are ...

Power to the People, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Power to the People

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... get into here. That's not what this journal is about. Anyway, there has been activity in Tashkent and Washington that resulted in two Peace Corps Uzbekistan staff members being let go. An American staff member was transferred to another Peace Corps ...

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