Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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There's no, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

There's no

A travel blog entry by david_sandra


... 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


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. ...

Fergana Family Homestay, Fergana, Uzbekistan travel blog

Fergana Family Homestay

A travel blog entry by michellendave


October 7 & 8, 2014 KHIVA to TASHKENT by train - 17 hours to FERGANA by taxi - 7 hours (120000 som / $40) Homestay with Shaxzada and family Train to Tashkent to Meet Up with Cissy   At Alibek guesthouse we were served an elaborate ...

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


A travel blog entry by johnkramer


... 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


... 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


A travel blog entry by carpefeline


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


... . 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 ...

Khiva - first stop Uzbekistan, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva - first stop Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


28 May Today we had a walking tour of Khiva, it was broken into 2 parts as during the middle of the day it gets too hot! Today is was about 40 degrees C, and a bit humid as a storm front was threatening. Our guide Ana was a local and took us round ...

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 ...

De l'or pour les Ouzbeks, Boukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

De l'or pour les Ouzbeks

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

Salut a tous, Il fallait bien que ça arrive, au terme de cinq voyages, et bien ça y est, c'est arrivé, c'est officiel, Zeravchan et Uchquduq, les deux dernieres villes ouzbeks où le pied du Kerros n'avait jamais mis la main sont enfin conquises, et ...

Site Announcement!!, Ferghana, Valley, Uzbekistan travel blog

Site Announcement!!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Salom! I finally got my site placement!! I will be out west in the Khorezm Region of the UZ, right next to Karakalpakistan (the semi autonomous region that is part of the UZ but has a wierd relationship with the rest of the country) where the Aral ...

The last place on earth you'd expect great art, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

The last place on earth you'd expect great art

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

The western most state of Karakalpakstan is pretty much uzbekistan's no-man's land. Nukus is pretty close to the turkmenistan border (which I was supposed to be crossing), and in a place, the end of the earth. However, the Savitsky art museum makes this a ...

Les bouts de ficelles, Tachkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Les bouts de ficelles

A travel blog entry by worldkerros


Chorsu. Quatre chemins, quatre routes vers le monde. Un bazar gigantesque, à l'orientale, autour duquel s'étend une cité soviétique construite sur les ruines d'un formidable tremblement de terre. Au nord-ouest du bazar a survécu pourtant un quartier ...

Airport Woes, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Airport Woes

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... ;         My flight east went from Bucharest, Romania to Istanbul, Turkey and finally to Tashkent, Uzbekistan for this change of countries.  I had a very long layover in Istanbul, 9 hours.  My husband had ...

city tour of Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

city tour of Tashkent

A travel blog entry by carpefeline


... ; a mother who has lost her son or sons in service to Uzbekistan.  We were lucky to find an older couple there in traditional Uzbekistan dress and they did not mind having their photos taken, in fact he was quite proud to talk to us as he had just ...

Opera in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Opera in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

I got to Tashkent at 3pm and found out that there was a time change and it was an hour earlier. a free hour! My chinese watch was so excited that when I tried to change the time it promptly died, never coming back to life. I found a nice place to ...

Sumalak, le repas des anges, Chakhimardan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sumalak, le repas des anges

A travel blog entry by worldkerros


À Chakhimardan - enclave ouzbèke en territoire kyrghyze et un des sept lieux saints de l'Islam -, plus qu'ailleurs, on respecte la fête du printemps, Navruz, et la préparation du sumalak. Depuis des siècles, en Asie centrale, en Afghanistan, au ...

Last day in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Last day in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by johnkramer

... Almaty (well, not technically the capital anymore but..), Bishkek, Dushanbe... all very nice places. I most enjoyed pakistan and uzbekistan. tajikistan and afghanistan were tied for the next place (tajikistan has great things to offer, but the .. ...

Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by johnkramer

Arrived in Bukhara and found another great B&B right across from the Lyab-i Hauz, a big pool surrounded by a courtyard with lots of kebab restaurants and mulberry trees. Its equally nice as Samarkand here, there are big tiled Medressas, a giant Ark ...

Het hart van de zijderoute, Fergana, Uzbekistan travel blog

Het hart van de zijderoute

A travel blog entry by maartenmarieann


In een enkel woord: een prachtland. Uzbekistan is het land dat ons tot nu toe het meest heeft verbaasd. Marie-Ann heeft dit het Frankrijk van centraal Azië gedoopt. 't Is een echt vakantieland! We hadden net zoals iedereen al wel eens vaag over Samarkand ...

Peace be with you, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Peace be with you

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... . So I'm not going to my site now, and it won't be in the next few days either, but unless the entire PC presence in Uzbekistan leaves, then I'm staying. Even if I have to wait 2 months, that's only a fraction of my 2 year service here. I think about ...

Day-Trip to Margilon (Margilan) Silk Town, Margilan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Day-Trip to Margilon (Margilan) Silk Town

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... through the tour, the young guide turned to me (why always me?) and said "the tour will be $10 per person", which for Uzbekistan, is an absurd amount of money, if you imagine entrance to the most amazing museums and monuments cost $1 or $2 max. I asked ...

"The Living King"

A travel blog entry by lanceypants


Today is April 15th, 1281. I have now reached Samarkand, which is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. This used to be the capital of Sogdiana, and it was captured by Alexander the Great many years ago. Many different empires have ruled it but now ...

On the rails and in the sand, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

On the rails and in the sand

A travel blog entry by tomandamy


We got on the 22 hour train ride from Tashkent to Khiva in the middle of the Uzbek desert.  We met one kid on the train who spoke some English.  The conversation was a bit weird though as after finding out we were English he then asked if we ...

Not To Be Missed - Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Not To Be Missed - Khiva

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... A few new cookie cutter developments line the main road into town but Khiva itself is not much different from many towns in Uzbekistan, dusty lanes lead off the paved artery through town in to maze of back streets where mud brick houses and courtyards ...

Oct 12, 2010, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 12, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer


Attack!!!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by jennipost


... Warning: The opinions and statements expressed in this journal entry are not representing Peace Corps, the US government, or the Uzbekistan government. Just wanted to share with you my first experience with 3rd world diseases. I arrived at site 3 ...

a Beautiful Necropolis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

a Beautiful Necropolis

A travel blog entry by carpefeline


... to do the prayers for them.  Maret says that coming to this necropolis is like going to Mecca for many of the people in Uzbekistan.  There were certainly many local people there today but it is Sunday and they have the day off and can do this. ...

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