Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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The Registan is amazing, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Registan is amazing

A travel blog entry by kylajo

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Thanks to the Latvians, we had a nearly crowd-free day in ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by lindseykistler

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Kulkedash medressa in ...

Comical Crossing meeting Laurel and Hardy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Comical Crossing meeting Laurel and Hardy

A travel blog entry by globalwanderers

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... crossing with shops and money changers is now a ghost town with not a soul in sight. On arriving at the locked gate to Uzbekistan we were instructed by an immigration official fifty yards away that there was no key and we would have to climb through a ...

Bewildering Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bewildering Bukhara

A travel blog entry by globalwanderers

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... . It’s amazing how the landscape from one country to the next can change so dramatically once you cross a border. Uzbekistan may have the historical sites but its poor economical neighbour Kyrgyzstan, certainly has all the natural beauty. I know ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by helen-wositzky

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Samarkand - the 14th Century capital of the Sultanate of Timur - he is obviously a hero to the Uzbeckistan people and well loved with statues of him everywhere.  Samarkand - mosques, minarettes, mausoleums, mosaics, mosaics & more mosaics. ...

Best restaurant ever! Worst hangover ever!, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Best restaurant ever! Worst hangover ever!

A travel blog entry by melstrips

The Caravan restaurant in Tashkent, Ukbekistan is AWESOME! Great food, amazing ambience and general atmosphere. I went there will a group of friends but it's like going to a restaurant with EVERY SINGLE ONE of your friends because the staff are super ...

WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN

A travel blog entry by mek1

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... on and to perhaps even claim areas for their respective crowns.  By the late 1800's Russia had taken all of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Khazakhstan  Borders were finally established by the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. Uzbekistan got its ...

A MORE RELAXED PACE, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

A MORE RELAXED PACE

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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Up c 0615 for ablutions and computer time. Dave was up before his alarm. We met the Sisters heading for brekkie. Had a bit more today, after the local chap told me to push 'Push' in large letters re the tea. No hotel earthquakes last night. Dave has an ...

"You Want How Big a Bribe?!"

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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I had read that the Regar-Tusurzande border post from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan is remote, and that the crossing involves long queues and frequent hassle from the Uzbek guards, while the Tajik guards are 'best avoided' as their stints along the ...

Shakhrisabsz to Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

Shakhrisabsz to Samarkand

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... had just come down.   This was in complete contrast to all the town architecture we had seen thus far in other parts of Uzbekistan. Arriving at the hotel my driver Anvar told me it was a very high standard and he was not exaggerating. He was also ...

UZBEKISTAN, Samarqand, Uzbekistan travel blog

UZBEKISTAN

A travel blog entry by mkennedy15

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From Georgia, we had a two and a half hour flight to Samarqand (Samarkand). Uzbekistan is a former Russian country which split from Russia when the USSR collapsed in 1991. Unlike Georgia, the communist party maintained control over the country even ...

Map pin only, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

Map ...

Amir Timur Square, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Amir Timur Square

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... one side is the original central bank building. There are also some modern conference halls.  To the top of the plaza is Hotel Uzbekistan. This was built in Soviet times and I'm told isnt that nice to stay in.      There are also ...

To You With Love, Ferghana, Uzbekistan travel blog

To You With Love

A travel blog entry by bona82

I have met some great people in Uzbekistan. I'm getting used to where I am and I'm definitely enjoying being around this great bunch of people. Students love me, friends love me and my family loves me.. mMMmMmmMmM LooOOoOoovvVvvVeEeEEee ...

Flight to Urgench > Arrival Khiva, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Flight to Urgench > Arrival Khiva

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... began chatting and I'm sure he found me quite curious. Usually they mostly get retirees who could afford the trip to Uzbekistan and know the history. Mine was a strange combination of eastern arabic sounding name on a Canadian Passport. He even thought I ...

Them old cotton fields back home, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Them old cotton fields back home

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... , but there are some great muted designs, including many that have a series of silver threads running over the pattern.  Beautiful Uzbekistan embroidery of silk flower designs (or others) on cotton fabric are also very common here, with all of them ...

Samarkanda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkanda

A travel blog entry by wlodek

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Dziś po śniadaniu na które nie miałem ochoty - wciągnałem małą bułeczkę ruszamy na zwiedzanie drugiej części zabytków. Jednak nie odmawiamy sobie powtórnej wizyty w Ragistanie. Jest ...

Buchara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Buchara

A travel blog entry by wlodek

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Niestety francuz dopadł mnie na śnadaniu. Nie bylo wyjścia. Zaproponował trasę zwiedzania .zaczęliśmy od wizyty na dworcu kolejowym . Niestety bez paszportów nie ma wejścia. On pokazał kserokopie , ja na ...

Samarkand - let's get this one off the bucket list, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand - let's get this one off the bucket list

A travel blog entry by dentalvagabond

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... mostly desert and semidesert. Also it is not really scenic in between the hot spots. Let me tell you about the currency in Uzbekistan. The Uzbek Sum is basically worth nothing. The official exchange rate for one US Dollar is 2250 Uzbek sum. They have a ...

Eating out in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Eating out in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by eyre

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... .. that seems smart") and take the pretty metro down to our old friends at Mirzo Guesthouse. This really is our final day in Uzbekistan! In the hostel we meet Anne, a German girl who's waiting for her French boyfriend who decided to take a later flight ...

The Chimgan ring, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Chimgan ring

A travel blog entry by centralasia

Chimgan mountain massif is justified considered most popular place of pilgrimage shrine for all devotees of the active mountain rest. It's very strange, but landscapes of different climatic zones have converged and peacefully coexist amazingly here ...

Amir Timur Museum, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Amir Timur Museum

A travel blog entry by londone7

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  This afternoon I requested to visit the Amir Timur Museum. This was not part of the tour but since we were visiting the square outside it made sense to go in as well. I had wanted to come this morning when I was riding the metro but was short on ...

Business in the Front, Party in the Back!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Business in the Front, Party in the Back!

A travel blog entry by 13weeks13years

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We have safely arrived in the former Soviet Union where scrunchies and painted on eyebrows are everywhere with the occasional mullet thrown in for variety. We arrived at 3am and it took 2 hours to get through passport control and customs. We waited out ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by leiks

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Fem parada a Nukus, la pertinent capital del Karapalpakstan, segurament la ciutat amb menys suc que hem trepitjat fins ara. Per alleujar la sequera emocional que provoca, dormim a la desena planta de l hotel Tashkent, un animalo solitari i en ...

Gorbatchovs suite, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Gorbatchovs suite

A travel blog entry by sandesande

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Khiva (Uzbekistan), Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva (Uzbekistan)

A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet

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... . After lunch at a lovely old lady's restaurant, I popped back to the locals market to buy some fabric (all throughout Uzbekistan they have this really unique pattern they do in rich colours). We left Khiva that afternoon and started the long drive to ...

Basar, moskè og togtur til Tashkent, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Basar, moskè og togtur til Tashkent

A travel blog entry by turida

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... i billetten var et lite måltid. Det var flotte togvertinner og togverter som serverte. På veien fikk vi se en mere fruktbar del av Uzbekistan. Her beitet store flokker av kyr, og det var grønt og frodig. Etter litt over to timer var vi i Tashkent, og ...

Khazret Khyzr Mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khazret Khyzr Mosque

A travel blog entry by londone7

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  Our final scheduled stop for the day on a very busy day touring Samarkand was back to the Kazret Khyzr Mosque opposite the Bibi Khanum complex. I didnt see the point of visiting as I'd taken a zoom pic from when we were at Bibi Khanum and didnt ...

More fabulous Samarkand sites but what a hot day!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

More fabulous Samarkand sites but what a hot day!

A travel blog entry by ae.middlemarch

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We left early to venture out before the heat of the day. I wanted to visit the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and the Registan again seeing the facades in a different light. Absolutely stunning and I now understand their relative significance to the history of ...

The Golden Road to Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Golden Road to Samarkand

A travel blog entry by silkroad2012

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... majestic - and the cities are less annoying.    Anyhow - we have had the most incredible time in Uzbekistan, seeing all the absolutely quintessential silk road sights. Tomorrow we depart Samarkand for Termiz - our last Uzbek vehicular ...

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