Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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My commute to Urganch, Urganch, Uzbekistan travel blog

My commute to Urganch

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... bank, now I have an account, I have money, so what is the problem? So another cultural adjustment to make here in Uzbekistan: People according to my sources apparently do not put their money in the bank. It was quite busy when we were there ...

Were on the road to nowhere, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Were on the road to nowhere

A travel blog entry by gearoids

First light and I was up and shaking sleeping beauty. Out the gap, after a fine breakfast and up the quiet streets to catch our tiny mini bus , I really should take a photo of one of these because they are that small. Tearing around the city we were ...

Historical Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Historical Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by lok


... tour the next day together. Summary As opposed to Tajikistan, where I "experienced the life" there, I was a tourist in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has a very well established tourism industry (I even saw a few tour buses!). During the Soviet time, ...

Alexander the Great Slept Here, Nurata, Uzbekistan travel blog

Alexander the Great Slept Here

A travel blog entry by carpefeline


Alexander the Great slept here Friday October 16, 2009            On our way to the yurt camp, in Nurata, after lunch, we moseyed over to the ruins of a great fortress on the hillside.  Supposedly it ...

Getting under the skin of Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Getting under the skin of Bukhara

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes


... , we were able to find a French-speaking local who could make sense of my iffy A-Level French. Unlike most of Uzbekistan, the areas around Samarkand and Bukhara are largely Tajik-speaking, making our elementary Uzbek largely useless in these situations. ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by queenietord

big blue city that the Russians have ...

Karakalpakstan, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by gearoids


... Nukus and settled into our Hotel. The reason to come up here was to see the Aral Sea but the prices and time we had left in Uzbekistan made it impossible. If we were four , the price might be worth it. At $400 for the car, driver and overnight stay on the ...

PICS, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

These are the pictures i tried to ...

C'est ca la France... ?, Tachkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

C'est ca la France... ?

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

Salut a tous, Il pleut toujours, ici a Tachkent, ou je me laisse doucement couler vers decembre, avec des journees plutot contrastees. Le matin c'est tournee des ambassades et des formulaires pour l'obtention de mes visas, l'apres-midi c'est flanerie ...

Elliq-Qala, the Fifty Fortresses, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Elliq-Qala, the Fifty Fortresses

A travel blog entry by schwate


Salam, da Khiva recht ueberschaubar gross ist (es gibt zwar einiges zu sehen, es liegt aber alles auf einem Haufen:-) habe ich noch einen Ausflug gemacht gen Norden. Im historischen Khorezm gibt es die Gegend der "50 Burgen", Elliq-Qala. So ungefaehr ...

A tiny little desert town, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

A tiny little desert town

A travel blog entry by tripinasia


Urgut Sunday Bazaar, Urgut, Uzbekistan travel blog

Urgut Sunday Bazaar

A travel blog entry by schwate


Salam, bin frueh aufgestanden, 5 Uhr morgens, so dass ich noch vor dem Fruehstueck den Bazaar in Urgut besichtigen konnte, eine kleine Stadt 20km ausserhalb von Samarqand Richtung Tajikistan. Dort findet jeden Sonntag ein recht grosser Bazaar ...

Central Asia's Holiest City, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Central Asia's Holiest City

A travel blog entry by michellendave


September 25, 2014 SAMARKAND to BUKHARA by train 3 hours ($9 each) Sarrafon B&B $35, double including breakfast Slow Train Coming    Word was that there are always open seats on the train to Bukhara and we didn't bother buying our seats in ...

Ancient Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Ancient Khiva

A travel blog entry by segacs


... to be a thing here. Oh yeah, and we saw lots of women with gold teeth, which are apparently quite popular in Uzbekistan. For lunch, we visited a small cafe where there were traditional style outdoor tables surrounded by banquettes (or supas, as they're ...

Waiting for the Verdict, Dehqonobod, Uzbekistan travel blog

Waiting for the Verdict

A travel blog entry by petcul

Despite the ankle I sleep reasonably well. As soon as I get up Rustam is in the room asking if I want breakfast. He returns later and wants to see the images of Tajikstan on the computer. We wait for the doctor and police to arrive. I am struck by the ...

Central Asia's Holiest City, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Central Asia's Holiest City

A travel blog entry by schwate


... Reisegruppe von Aerzten aus Deggendrof einquartiert (7 Stueck)... Morgen geht es weiter nach Khiva, sind noch einmal ueber 500km, Uzbekistan ist auch ganz schoen gross... Die Temperaturen sind inziwschen bei guten 40 Grad angelangt, entsprechend ist mein ...

Just a minaret., Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Just a minaret.

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel


... are about 450 workers in the factory making the carpets, all of them adults, all of them paid a comparable, average salary in Uzbekistan (the average yearly salary is about $1800 in Uzbekistan, but since that is not enough to survive, everyone has a side ...

Pics!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Hi Everyone! Finally, I have some pictures of uzbekistan to show you! For security reasons, I will email descriptions seperatly for those interested. Just post a message on this site or email me and I will tell you! I have ...

Life on the black market, Namangan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Life on the black market

A travel blog entry by purcy


... . To enter Kyrgyzstan, there was a man in a hut who used pen and paper in a register to record our passport details. Easy! Uzbekistan is probably my favourite country so far. The people were so kind an  excited to see us. 90% of cars beeper and waved ...

It’s Hammam Time…. Can’t touch t, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

It’s Hammam Time…. Can’t touch t

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel


... ’re likely doubled and shuffled! Tomorrow morning we make a 7 hour trek across the deadly Kyzyl Kum desert to the small town of Khiva, another Silk Road town and my last stop in Uzbekistan before I make my way on to Turkmenistan.   ...

Heel digging in time!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Heel digging in time!

A travel blog entry by petcul

... to get a good exchange rate.. It is certainly better than the bank rate but the dollar is sliding. One of the delights of Uzbekistan is its currency. The highest denomination is 1000 cym. Worth 30-40p. With a plastic bag full of notes we head back to ...

Bribes and Stacks of Money, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bribes and Stacks of Money

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... ; September 21, 2014  DUSHANBE to SAMARKAND 483 k Hotel Abdu (Bahodir 2) $15 per person, ensuite with breakfast Uzbekistan $1=3000 Som More bribes, stacks of money and cranking our negotiation skills up a notch.  Night Under the Persimmon ...

Silk Road continued, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk Road continued

A travel blog entry by peterandjane


... stuff into our money belts and zip pockets! The first place visited was Kharst Imom, which is the official religious centre for Uzbekistan, and where in the Moyie Mubarek Library Museum, is the oldest complete Quran (Koran) in the world.  Dates back ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... over to ask us where we were from and to wish us well in Uzbekistan. We have found the people to be very nice in Uzbekistan, always very friendly and very helpful. If anyone is interested, the most tasty Plov I have had was in Bukhara. I am glad we ...

Baking in Bukhara and a menage a trois., Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Baking in Bukhara and a menage a trois.

A travel blog entry by queenietord


Hi Folks from an extremely hot and sweaty Victoria. It has to be around 40 degrees outside and local time it is just after 6pm. I came looking for internet around 4ish and eventually found this one but there was no electricity and i was told in a very ...

Gates of Hell, Darvaza, Turkmenistan travel blog

Gates of Hell

A travel blog entry by schwate


Salam, von Konye-Urgench aus ging es dann gen Sueden durch die heisseste Wueste Zentralasiens, die Karakorum Wueste nach Darvaza. Dort gibt es einige Gaskrater, einen mit Schlamm, einen mit Wasser und einen in dem man Feuer an das Gas gelegt hat und ...

Pictures! WoOOOoooOOOoOOOoOooOoOOOo!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Pictures! WoOOOoooOOOoOOOoOooOoOOOo!

A travel blog entry by sambarker


I have had a rather exiting week, involving mosques, train, police and nightclubs with women in bikinis but rather than tell you about that yet I'm going to upload some pictures that I stole from Darek's memory stick! ...

Uzbekistan, Police and Vodka, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbekistan, Police and Vodka

A travel blog entry by sambarker


... I'm sure you know, but never reported it to the police, therefore stopping my insurance claimability. So I decided to report it in Uzbekistan, make up a little theft and the corrupt police just say watever, heres a report now go away. easy. But sadly it ...

Muslim Pride, Bukhara Province, Uzbekistan travel blog

Muslim Pride

A travel blog entry by blazeit


This is it. The city that awes my socks off. As my companion and I enter this city, the greatness that this city radiates is undeniable. As we walked through it's streets, great Muslim style buildings surrounded the streets, their beautifully and ...

How things work or don't work in Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Uzbekistan travel blog

How things work or don't work in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by petcul


... go to the hospital. Abdullo is a fantastic fixer and knows important people in high places which is all important in Uzbekistan. He and Ziyodullo are opposites. Ziyodullo is reserved, learned, patient, full of information and wanting to impart knowledge, ...

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