Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Evening Orthodox Mass & Roman Catholic Church, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Evening Orthodox Mass & Roman Catholic Church

A travel blog entry by londone7

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    Our next stop finally winding our way slowly to the airport was to the Polish Roman Catholic Church. I'm told there is also a German Church which they call a Temple. I'd already visited the Russian Orthodox Church this morning.  The ...

Silk Road Cities, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk Road Cities

A travel blog entry by ian_ringer

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Well I got the airport at 5am this morning and manged to squeeze my way onto an almost full flight to Khiva. The plan now is to spend a few days sightseeing and hopefully visit the desert forts, then taken in the cities of Bukhara, Samarkand on my way ...

Samarkand Evening & Orthodox Church, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand Evening & Orthodox Church

A travel blog entry by londone7

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  Officially the sightseeing portion of the day was done and I now had the rest of the evening until tomorrow noon as freetime in Samarkand before my tour resumed. The first thing on the agenda was a long anticipated trip to the music CD ...

Der Ragestan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Der Ragestan

A travel blog entry by chrilea

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In Samarkand besichtigten wir den weltberuehmten Ragestan (Sandplatz) welcher von prunkvollen Moscheen und Madrasas umringt ist. Ausserdem gingen wir auf Shoppingtour. Lea kaufte einen zauberhaften blauen handgemachten Seidenteppich, welcher bereits auf ...

Art for arts sake!, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Art for arts sake!

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... few months and I could come back again and again to see a new museum of fresh art every time!  Lucky people of Uzbekistan!  Whereas I knew this had been the chance of a lifetime for me to sample a little piece of early 20th century Russian art, ...

Tashkent - the beginning, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent - the beginning

A travel blog entry by zhenia

Lots pf thing I don't remember about that trip,as I've taken it more than a year ago now. This includes the flight I took, I hope it was S7 airlines, although Uz airlines could be much cheaper. Straight after I've arrived, I didn't know how to get out of ...

Judo, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Judo

A travel blog entry by ahamill

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Part of weekly life is Judo training - and I have a feeling now that there is a little bit of an Uzbek Kurash twist to this instructor.  He is Uzbek, after all.  These classes are ROUGH two hours, and I admit to being completely exhausted ...

Tashkent Orthodox Cathedral, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent Orthodox Cathedral

A travel blog entry by londone7

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    I was very eager to visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral I had driven by on my first day. Slightly more familiar with Tashkent now I knew it was near the main train station. I planned to take the metro there to visit as I had freetime this ...

Historisk spasertur og middag hos uzbekisk familie, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Historisk spasertur og middag hos uzbekisk familie

A travel blog entry by turida

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Vi var på tur med Pia og Sirin for å se alle de berømte mausoleene i Samarkand. Det startet med en lang trapp med høye trinn. Underveis så vi det ene mausoleet etter den andre, alle i de muslimske fargene blått og turkis. De som var gravlagt her ...

Three times lucky, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Three times lucky

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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Up early to have breakfast out in the nice garden. My fever-spots have gone to be replaced by diarrhea eg i had to watch John eat and almost worse drink tea! Taxi to bus stop and we were immediately literally surrounded by tugging and yelling men all ...

day07 from bukhara to samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

day07 from bukhara to samarkand

A travel blog entry by baktan

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a morning train took me from bukhara to samarkand. the 4h train actually took 5h. it was my first trip by train in uz. seats were pretty clean and there was only one stop in the middle. coming from the train station to town, , i had my first ...

day 08 shakhrisabz, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog

day 08 shakhrisabz

A travel blog entry by baktan

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was planning to go to shakhrisabz this morning, but had to wait for my french friend to join me. had a look around at the other side of the tashkent str. there thr bibi.hanim mezari was very beautiful. had a walk inside and went to the shah i zinda ...

kyr, Samarkandt, Uzbekistan travel blog

kyr

A travel blog entry by marcskelton

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Jun 29, 2013, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jun 29, 2013

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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Jul 26, 2010, Nurata, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jul 26, 2010

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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Jun 28, 2013, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Jun 28, 2013

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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Koney Urgench-Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Koney Urgench-Khiva

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Es sind noch 4 Stunden bis wir am Abend in Khiva eintreffen. Da unser Truck nicht durch die Tore der Altstadt passt, müssen wir ihn außerhalb abstellen und bringen unser Gepäck zum Hotel, das in der historischen Altstadt liegt. Legen uns auf die ...

Sleeping in the desert, Nurota Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sleeping in the desert

A travel blog entry by joann.copperud

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We headed out across the desert on a long travel day. We stopped in the town of Nurota which is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But Alexander the Great wintered there and built a fort, the remains of which still stand.  I have to say that ...

Traveling to Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Traveling to Bukhara

A travel blog entry by joann.copperud

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We started out early and headed to a Soviet made lake about 45 minutes from our yurt camp. Most of us swam in the mud lake which felt great but was rather silty.  We hopped back on to the air-conditioned van and headed to Bukhara which is the best ...

Samani Park, Bazaar, Prophet Job's Tomb, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samani Park, Bazaar, Prophet Job's Tomb

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... the day     After first welcoming me to his country, he was very surprised how somebody from Canada knew about Uzbekistan? The only info guides and drivers are given about me is my name and nationality.  I explained that I was actually ...

Rukhobod Mausoleum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Rukhobod Mausoleum

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... as built in Soviet style with giant murals painted on one side   We then drove to the Registan, the most famous site in all of Uzbekistan and Central Asia      Visit My Page on Facebook : Departures1 - Global Adventures ...

Schneiderfahrt, Urganch, Uzbekistan travel blog

Schneiderfahrt

A travel blog entry by helmut-und-rolf

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Auch in Uzbekistan ist die Polizeipräsentz, vor allem auf den Hauptverkehrsstraßen sehr hoch.Wir machten uns auf den Weg von Bukhara nach Khiva, ca. 460km. In Urgentch, 30km  vorm Ziel, wurden wir spätabends zum 4mal kontrolliert. Diesmal wollte ...

Worms and Walnuts, Akaltyn District, Uzbekistan travel blog

Worms and Walnuts

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... which was great as we got to see spinning, dying, hand weaving, carpets and the old machine looms. A great shop too. In Uzbekistan the silk industry is controlled by the government. In May each selected family is handed a few grams of tiny hungry silk ...

Abdullah Khan Madrassa, Lunch, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Abdullah Khan Madrassa, Lunch

A travel blog entry by londone7

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    Leaving the Old Town we walked back out a few city blocks to two twin Madrassa's facing each other. These were in a poorer state of repair being a little further out from the Old City.  With so many buildings is hard to restore ...

Bukhara, Day Two, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bukhara, Day Two

A travel blog entry by ldhensel

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We began the day wandering through the craft shops around our hotel. Across the street was a metalsmith who forged knives and scissors. Some of the knives were Damascus steel which he made from layers of metal. The layers were heated, pounded thin and ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Zwei neue Airlines für den Flug nach Samarkand. Hatte weder von Transaero noch von Uzbekistan Airlines etwas gehört. Aber man kann mit ihnen fliegen. Nach 4 Stunden Aufenthalt in Moskau und einer weiteren Stunde auf dem Rollfeld geht es dann los und mit ...

THE KORAN OF OSMAN, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

THE KORAN OF OSMAN

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... poet; another, cosmonauts. Jawal stopped near a young lady modestly dressed in more traditional but upscale clothing. He noted Uzbekistan is a secular society. Burqas are not allowed. We went into a large department store where water was the principal ...

On the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

On the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by stusbackpack

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The Road to Samarkand Leaving the hotel we head South and West out of the city towards Samarkand about a four hour drive away, the further we get from the center the more run down the suberbs become, not unlike towns in southern europe. It must be ...

8th century Khiva., Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

8th century Khiva.

A travel blog entry by melissa.ben

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Number three on the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Number three on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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... to be had there that night. Taxi back home with empty stomachs and tired legs and only one scrappy camel painting as a souvenir from Uzbekistan. Had found one nice painting for which "the man' wanted $130. When John went back and waived 2 $20 bills in ...

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