Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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My Life as A Tashtabanova, Chrichiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

My Life as A Tashtabanova

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... for them. Rosa has told me that she would like to move to Russia but they cannot afford it yet. Now that Uzbekistan is an independent country, I think many Russians feel less at home. I get the feeling that Farid is not the typical Russian father ...

It's finally warming up here!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

It's finally warming up here!

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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Hey Everyone! Greetings and hello from Tashkent. Life is going good here and I'm finally at a high speed internet cafe and can send you pictures along with my updates...wohoo!! Russian classes are coming along good, although it's so hard to ...

Vacation Plans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Vacation Plans

A travel blog entry by sharivn

FINALLY - bought tickets for vacation today. I'm going to Thailand for 2 weeks starting June 23 with another PCV. We had considered a few different trips - Thailand, Turkey, the Baltics - but decided we had no need for culture and I want beach, beach, ...

Lesson #2  - NEW PHOTOS, Qibray, Uzbekistan travel blog

Lesson #2 - NEW PHOTOS

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... Earlier in the day, a bunch of Peace Corps guys were challenged to a soccer game by some locals. My roommate, Sofia, calls Uzbekistan "the strangest place on earth" because there seems to be no rhyme or reason for some of the odd things that occur here. ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by flowergyaru

... LOVELY partner :) I Anyway, enough of that! As always, I would like to end this with a few of my favourite photos - these are my best from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Enjoy :) ...and the lovely people :) ...

Communication, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Communication

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... of both. And Russian will be more useful to me in the long run. Navoi is out near the desert in the middle of Uzbekistan - a couple of hours from the major cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. The really great news is that it looks like I'll have my own ...

Update: i've written a few posts in the ..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Update: i've written a few posts in the ...

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... in the last month but didn't get to download them because the computers at the internet cafes are difficult to download to. Now I'm in Tashkent for the week and will try to get caught up on some stuff. I'm putting up some old pictures also and will ...

Contact Information, Navoi, Uzbekistan travel blog

Contact Information

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

... my address from Tashkent, that one will still work and can always be used. However, my mailing address in Navoi is: Uzbekistan Navoi 706800 PO Box 51 "Amber Burton" I have fairly good accessibility to some basic American products, but items ...

SPA Grants, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

SPA Grants

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... can be expended and strengthened. English Immersion Day Camps - one of the biggest problems with teaching English in Uzbekistan is that students don't really have a place to practice. English Clubs and Resource Centers in some communities address ...

THE DAYS ARE JUST PACKED, Qibray, Uzbekistan travel blog

THE DAYS ARE JUST PACKED

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... aged 11-16 and working closely with Uzbek teacher counterparts- helping them with their English and teaching methods as well. In Uzbekistan, the ability to speak English will open up jobs to these kids as more global companies move into the country. ...

Non, Plov and Mystery Meat, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Non, Plov and Mystery Meat

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... have been treated accordingly. The importance of the non is based around the concept that bread will always be available in Uzbekistan. Regardless of whatever hard times come, you will never be hungry. The Russian word for Uzbek non is "leposhka". ...

A Typical Day of Pre-Service Training, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Typical Day of Pre-Service Training

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... be anything from learning how to do your own laundry, hiking in the nearby mountains, learning about the economic situation in Uzbekistan - whatever floated your boat. I chose to learn how to play chess. Since this was something I really did more on ...

Still Groovy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Still Groovy

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... news but without risk of high casualties. Many different groups have claimed responsibility. Things are pretty normal in Tashkent today - businesses are open and people are using mass transportation. Standfast for PCVs will be lifted tomorrow and ...

Everything is Fine Here, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Everything is Fine Here

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... were at the US Embassy and the Israeli Embassy. I am fine and all PC Volunteers are fine. It literally just happened. I am in Tashkent though. Came back to the PC office and am now "stuck" here at the office. We are hearing things come in and ...

Night in tash vegas a few of us needed a ..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Night in tash vegas a few of us needed a ...

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... A few of us needed a night in the "big" city. My friend Stephen did a great job telling the story on his website so I'll just refer you to Stephen Bugno's Adventures in Uzbekistan - check out the October 6th entry. ...

Controls / Kontrollen, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Controls / Kontrollen

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

... I wake up drenched and I hope that after 42 days without rain this was just an exception. When approaching the border to Uzbekistan, many people waving on the street. Now I know why, the border is closed at the Jalal-Abad and no passage possible. Now I ...

Back in the Real World, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Back in the Real World

A travel blog entry by sharivn

I'm back in Uzbekistan. Safe but maybe not sound. Stay tuned - many photos to ...

Shoving Off, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Shoving Off

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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I'm leaving for the vacation tomorrow morning. Here are some more random photos to tide you ...

Starting to Take Shape, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Starting to Take Shape

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... supposedly very Soviet although the population is 50/50 Uzbek/Russian. I'm looking forward to the overnight 10 hour train trip from Tashkent...images of classic Cary Grant movies abound in my head. My school is one of the larger ones. I'll have ...

Oh, the Sorrow, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oh, the Sorrow

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... address shortly - within the next week hopefully. So you may want to hold up on mailings until then. Anything that goes to Tashkent will get to me somehow - but probably not for a few weeks. Trainees are trying to spend time with each other (or at ...

May 11, 2009, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

May 11, 2009

A travel blog entry by rightwayaround

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LESSON #1 - YOU CAN NEVER FIT TOO MANY PEOPLE ON A, Qibray, Uzbekistan travel blog

LESSON #1 - YOU CAN NEVER FIT TOO MANY PEOPLE ON A

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... men on the bus. Everyone's face lights up when we say we are American. It doesn't get much beyond what parts of America or Uzbekistan we are from and how I like Uzbekistan. A bunch of women last night told me that I looked Uzbek and wanted to know ...

Cold, Cold Ground, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Cold, Cold Ground

A travel blog entry by pchun88

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Just last night we arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from Tehran. The people in Iran were so friendly and hospitable which was in stark contrast to the reception we have received here. Once part of the old Soviet Union, Uzbekistan gained independence in ...

Finally Here, Qibray, Uzbekistan travel blog

Finally Here

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... take pictures as I explore a little more. The first picture is the view from my balcony. This was my first sight of Uzbekistan in the daylight. The U.S. ambassador is out of town but a bigwig from the embassy came by to greet us this morning. ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by galumphing

... After that brush with the exciting Tashkent nightlife scene, it was time to leave.  I had considered heading back to Samarkand (or even detouring to Khiva) before leaving Uzbekistan, but instead decided to travel directly to Tajikistan from Tashkent. ...

Too many stans to poke a stick at, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Too many stans to poke a stick at

A travel blog entry by pato_mahala

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... and Bukarah and it lacks the mediaeval vibe that gets your inner child's imagination going. We finished up our stay in Uzbekistan in Tashkent the countries capital. With Tashkent not being part of the silk road, it lacked the old grand buildings that we ...

From Sanitorium to Family, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

From Sanitorium to Family

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... their car or borrowed or what. As we were getting everything set in the car, it rained the only few drops I've felt in Uzbekistan so far - just a quick shower. Then, there was a huge beautiful rainbow stretched across the sky as we got in the car and ...

Land of the Lepyoska, Madrassas and Cotton fields, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Land of the Lepyoska, Madrassas and Cotton fields

A travel blog entry by foegoer

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... local food like PLOV (a rice dish) or SOMCA (meat filled bread roll). After Bukhara and Samarqand we are now in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, where we have to arrange some visa. Also the place where we meet up with some people again! Only been 2 ...

The Best Hood, Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Best Hood

A travel blog entry by sharivn

I am fortunate to have been placed in THE BEST neighborhood during training. There are 20 trainees in the town of Chirchiq and 8 of us live in or near Microdistrict 10 (MCR 10). MCR 10 is, and I mean this with great affection, pretty much a slum. The ...

Photos, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Photos

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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I'm in Tashkent and have some photos on the computer here that I never downloaded. So, here are some photos that are just what I happen to have on ...

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