Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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It all starts here..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

It all starts here...

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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After arriving about 1.30 am local time, we managed to clear the extensive Uzbek customs checking after having to declare pretty much everything we had and were met by a driver.  Don't think he was entirely fluent in English as he had a piece of ...

Host family and training, Chirkchik, Uzbekistan travel blog

Host family and training

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

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Hello! I tried to send out a mass email instead of doing this but... technical difficulties. Oh well. So, there we were at the Sanitorium last Friday waiting to be picked up by our host families. I felt like a pet waiting for its new home. I had all ...

Finally a night out, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Finally a night out

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

... that had the Uzbek DJ Loveboat that would only played 30 seconds of each song which was really annoying. One major annoyance with Uzbekistan is their currency. With 2000 som to the dollar (2400 on the black Market which is almost anyone you ask) and ...

Chillin' in Tashkent..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Chillin' in Tashkent...

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... have gotten a lot bigger, there are beautiful roses, and the grape vines are starting to show baby grapes. They say in Uzbekistan, "Juda toza havo," or "Very clean weather," and that described today perfectly. After lunch I helped make chuchvara, little ...

On my way to site!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

On my way to site!!

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

... We get to the PC office JUST as the other volunteers are driving away! We stop them and load up our stuff and off we went to Tashkent so we could all be dispersed around the country. OH and by the way... I have a message for my mom and dad from my ...

Vacation from Vacation, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Vacation from Vacation

A travel blog entry by jksz

... week of hitting up ancient sights in ancient cities, I was ready for a nice shower and some comfort food.  Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capitol (and largest) city provided everything we wanted and more.    Prior to this trip, Uzbekistan did not ...

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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... the 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? ...

Uzbekistan's capitol city., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbekistan's capitol city.

A travel blog entry by ralph.rydell

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   Tashkent has quite a different feel than any of the previous Uzbekistan cities. The rest of this country of 33 million people are more conservative and agricultural and even in these ancient cities the people are more frozen in time. In ...

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 ...

Score!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Score!

A travel blog entry by wallsy

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... . They even hooked us up with a parting gift... a massive rockmelon! Ha, how the tables have turned... We made it to Tashkent, having taken a slightly 'scenic' route, and checked out a couple of guesthouses. They were both full, so we ended up sleeping ...

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 ...

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