Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Urgut Sunday Bazaar, Urgut, Uzbekistan travel blog

Urgut Sunday Bazaar

A travel blog entry by schwate

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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 ...

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

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... 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

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... 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

Pics!

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 jess.teicher@gmail.com 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

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... . 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

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... ’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 ...

Silk Road continued, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silk Road continued

A travel blog entry by peterandjane

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... 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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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... 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 ...

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

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... 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, ...

Shakhrisabz, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Shakhrisabz

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... are doing well. Today is great, it is sunny and warmer here. I guess this has been a colder than usual winter for Uzbekistan, I wonder what that means for the summer. Either way, I'm looking forward to spring here, warmer weather, green trees and more ...

Les Uruch qatnachtchilar, Gijduvan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Les Uruch qatnachtchilar

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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On les appelle les « Uruch qatnachtchilar » Les «Participants». A partir de 1941, et du déclenchement de l'opération Barbarossa, ils ont été recrutés, souvent de force, pour aller lutter contre les nazis sur le front de l'est. Oui, les Ouzbeks, ...

Uzbekistan, country 118, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbekistan, country 118

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, viele Gruesse aus Samarqand, Uzbekistan, Land Nr. 118:-) Ich habe erfolgreich die Grenze ueberquert, auf der tajikischen Seite wollte der Zoellner mein Customs Formular sehen, hatte keins im Pamir bekommen... Er wollte eine "Straffe", hm, ob ...

a welcome change, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

a welcome change

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

... Chris  hadn't wooed the guards with a beautiful rendition of Sanchez, one of the songs written on the Caspian Sea ferry. Uzbekistan!  Again a fairly complex procedure to get in, but the big difference is that it is all delivered with a smile ...

Frustrations..., Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Frustrations...

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Salom! So it looks like my adventure in Uzbekistan is coming to an abrupt end. If the visa office does not respond by tomorrow, all the UZ-18s will be on their way to Tashkent and then back to the United States. There is still a chance that we ...

Il est ne ?, Tachkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Il est ne ?

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

Salut a Tous, Ahh, la douceur de vivre de Tachkent et le bonheur de retrouver un honnete 16 degres au-dessus de zero. C'est l'occasion de se ballader en tee shirt et de laver les pulls, de se detendre les jambes puisqu'on n'a plus a chercher ses appuis ...

Fergana Valley, Fergana, Uzbekistan travel blog

Fergana Valley

A travel blog entry by queenietord

hotel had swimming pool and masseuse. didn't use ...

There's no, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

There's no

A travel blog entry by david_sandra

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... another - and I guess that's all of us - think again! As soon as we reached the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, differences became clear. The Uzbek border guards actually smiled and were nice to us! The scenery changed - less vast open ...

Moynaq - home of the Aral Sea disaster, Moynaq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Moynaq - home of the Aral Sea disaster

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

Moynaq was once a big fishing town on the edge of the aral sea. After the soviets decided that uzbekistan was to be the world's leading producer of cotton (trying to outproduce the USA) they started using the aral sea to irrigate the rest of the country ...

The Verdict, Samarqand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Verdict

A travel blog entry by petcul

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Early in the morning we go back to the police station. There are more forms to sign. I get a statement and the bike and my documents are released. We go to the hospital to have my wound dressed again. It is still bleeding and the ankle is very swollen. ...

ancient Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

ancient Khiva

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

Khiva did not disappoint. the old mud fortress walls still surround the old city, and everything inside is just beautiful - blue tile minarets, medrassas, mosques, mud brick buildings... just amazing. the ~5 hour ride today through the Kyzylkum ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

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... with draft beer - I hit the same place 3 times in one day! I am increasingly finding people who speak english in uzbekistan, and tourists. I ran into a group of about 20 older americans, who were themselves a little bland, but their tour guide was ...

Khiva ou la beauté de l'art islamique..., Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva ou la beauté de l'art islamique...

A travel blog entry by mmtrip

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... it ... There are mosques but we never hear any prayers... simply because it has been banned by Karimov (the president of Uzbekistan) since few years, after the riots that occurred in the fergana valley (east of the country). The women are not wearing any ...

CARPETS!!!!!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

CARPETS!!!!!

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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CARPETS!!!!!! Sunday October 18, 2009            One of our tour members really wanted to buy a carpet.  We had looked in Bukhara and I had gone back with him to the shop for a second time to see if ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by dutchiesdiary

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... . Hadn't seen tourists for a while now so it was a nice surprise to see them here just\ outside of Turkmenabat before the Uzbekistan border.   DAY 91 " Border crossing and desert winds" - Bushcamp to Buhkara (135km) Today was expected to be a long ...

The mighty buck, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The mighty buck

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... or even an ATM which aren't as plentiful as I was lead to believe by the guide book.  They are offering a rate of 1500 Uzbekistan Zum to $1.  That’s a tiny bit less than what the official rate was when I looked it up two months ago so it ...

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