Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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En varm dag - og søte bestemødre, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

En varm dag - og søte bestemødre

A travel blog entry by turida

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Etter frokost var hele gruppen på tur. Første stopp var Sufienes gamle moske. Den var beregnet på pilgrimer og hadde også hotellrom. Vi var i et teppeveveri der vi ble vist de skjønneste tepper bl.a. i silke. Deretter dro vi på ...

Aufbruch nach Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Aufbruch nach Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by helmut-und-rolf

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Wir verlassen Turkmenistan in Richtung Grenze zu Uzbekistan. Tags zuvor hatten wir wieder einen neuen Guide, Mohamed, zugewiesen bekommen. Unser Resümee über Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan ist kein Land in dem Tourismus gewünscht ist. Es gibt entweder nur ...

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 ...

Just shut it Syd, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Just shut it Syd

A travel blog entry by katiemconroy

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This is the second town we've hit in the lovely year of 1227, but its a lot smaller than the next place we'll visit, Samarkand. Since we're taking the main route along the Silk Road, I've met tons of other merchants. One of them, a man named Trinh, had ...

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 ...

Mosque-itos, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Mosque-itos

A travel blog entry by asianguyen

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Journal Entry 412 JAN700 C.E.Location: Samarkand, UzbekistanIt’s a lovely day today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the second most important trading cities of the Silk Road and I’m told that there are new methods of wool and flax processing ...

Exploring Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Exploring Khiva

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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Last night we boiled in the room without the air conditioning. I got up early and went straight to a wonderful breakfast. Central Asia's answer to tapas. Egg, bread, cold cuts, fruits, raisins, coated peanuts and tea. A great start to the day. I then ...

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 ...

Day 75-77: Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Day 75-77: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by colesy4

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... I was determined not to view as its supporting cast. We would be embarking on a well-defined loop of the highlights of Uzbekistan which starts in Tashkent and travels via Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva before returning to the capital.  It is a route ...

Day 78-79: Khiva, Uzbekistan, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Day 78-79: Khiva, Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by colesy4

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... – just this time with the beautiful minarets included.    Our guesthouse, Qosha Darvoza, was perhaps my favourite of Uzbekistan – situated just outside the north gate in what used to be the Emir’s pharmacy.  The family who ...

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 ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by luctoppen12

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It took us about two weeks to get to Samarkand. The winds were starting to pick up and was blowing sand right into our faces. The wind only lasted a few days, but the sand went every were. We also found a man who was traveling by himself. We asked him ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara

A travel blog entry by luctoppen12

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It took us three days to get to Bukhara. We would have gotten there sooner but a wheel on one of the wagons fell off. It took a couple of hours to fix the wheel and put it back on. By the time the repair was finished, it was night so we had to set up ...

Samarkand, the Jewel in the Crown, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, the Jewel in the Crown

A travel blog entry by michaelandre

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The name Samarkand evokes images of a magical and mystical city, the most famous city on the Silk Road. Even Alexander the Great called Marakanda the most beautiful city that he had ever seen (and conquered).  The capital of innumerable empires, It ...

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 ...

Taskent Bazaar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Taskent Bazaar

A travel blog entry by tellthestoryeve

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... I never had money problems everywhere in the world where I 've been, but here the money is a bit of a pain in the ass. The Uzbekistan currency is called Som, but there are no ATM's to get some. You therefore need US dollars. Luckily I had some euros on me ...

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 ...

Bad i ørkenen, kamelridning og overnatting i jurt, Dongilek, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bad i ørkenen, kamelridning og overnatting i jurt

A travel blog entry by turida

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På veien mot Dongilek var vi innom et keramikkverksted, og vi kjøpte to skåler. Lengre av gårde var det et gammelt karavanseray. Lunsj spiste vi denne dagen i hagen hos en uzbekisk familie. Sirin kjøpte en flaske lokal vodka som vi delte etter ...

Scholars, Studies, and Science, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Scholars, Studies, and Science

A travel blog entry by vanessale1999

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TImur showcased his might above all as Mongol Empire ruler through the buildings he sponsored in Samarkand. From his observatories to madrasas, his government projects surely energized me after the few months of restless travel on the Silk Road. ...

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 ...

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