Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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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

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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

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... ; 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

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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

Bukhara

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

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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 ...

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

On the rails and in the sand

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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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 ...

Oct 12, 2010, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 12, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Attack!!!, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Attack!!!

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... 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

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... 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. ...

No Man's Land, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

No Man's Land

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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Shower , Breakfast and were off. Dan is still feeling delicate today and Gozel was giving him great advice over the breakfast table. I didnt know where to look. Insert Toilet humour here. We had another four hour drive ahead of us and Gozel made sure we ...

Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Samarkand

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... and tame. Tonight was once such occasion - there was a Dutch couple and a Swiss guy who've cycled all the way to Uzbekistan from Italy and Switzerland respectively. When we do get to go sight-seeing all we can say is "Wow!" This city is amazing. ...

Oct 17, 2010, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 17, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Oct 21, 2010, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 21, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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I came, I saw, I puked, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

I came, I saw, I puked

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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We started what turned out to be an epic journey across the desert to Bukhara quite easily by getting a taxi into Urgench with an ex boxer with an entire mouthful of gold teeth.  Then the fun began.  We had to try and negotiate a shared taxi ...

Site Announcement, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Site Announcement

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... available freedom that PCVs have at their sites. She seems to be very comfortable here and has established a normal life in Uzbekistan. While lounging around I pictured myself in her shoes, doing my thing...doing laundry, going to the bazaar, hanging ...

...and the fat lady sang..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

...and the fat lady sang...

A travel blog entry by jennipost

... of the sole opinions of the author, and do not reflect the opinions of the Unites States government, Peace Corps, or the Uzbekistan government.) Due to events beyond my control, I will have to leave Uzbekistan on June 1st. This is the day my visa ...

Babur's Hometown, Andijan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Babur's Hometown

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... system isn't half bad here. By the way, a mashrutka is a small van that does short to semi-long distance trips here in Uzbekistan and also in other former USSR countries. It costs next to nothing, but also the facilities are next to nothing. No A/C , ...

The heart of the ancient civilisations, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The heart of the ancient civilisations

A travel blog entry by champa

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Having seen the cosmopolitan city of Tashkent, Chad & I decided to drive to the Smarkand & Bhukhara.  Our travel companions, Hans & Harry had heard bad reports about the roads & availibilty of diesel in Usbekistan and therefore ...

Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama, Yallama!

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

Yay, we're going to Kazakhstan today. In opposite world.  Filled with the enthusiasm of getting into a new country we swapped some dollars and made our way to the Kazakh border just north of Tashkent.  Closed.  What a surprise.  We ...

Bizarre and Bazaar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Bizarre and Bazaar

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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So, my second day in Tashkent wasn’t all that different from the first.  We started the day with a walking tour of the city.  Fortunately, this walking tour was both guided (which is much improved over my own wanderings yesterday) and ...

Sous la chaleur, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sous la chaleur

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Apres un nouvel trajet en bus surchauffe, on arrive dans la ville sacree de Bukhara. Deja dans le taxi, en s aprrochant dans le centre ville, on decouvre les monuments. On nous a conseille une guesthouse depuis Samarcande et on y est accueilli par Medina ...

Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Khiva

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... have to say I feel as if we've arrived on the Silk Route. We'd read in the guidebook that of all the cities in Uzbekistan we were to visit, Khiva was the most well-preserved as the Russians had effectively thrown all the locals out of the old town in ...

A Khiva le a pena., Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Khiva le a pena.

A travel blog entry by bleite

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... -Urgench, cumprida ao longo de aproximadamente uma hora a bordo de um valoroso, e deveras antigo, avião Tupolev da Uzbekistan Airways. O Tupolev, de fabricação soviética, tem sido paulatinamente aposentado pelas companhias que ainda os operam. A ...

Beautiful subways, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Beautiful subways

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... him as an enemy because he conquered them.             We passed the Hotel Uzbekistan on the corner across from the park.  It is a huge hotel that was the largest in Central Asia when first ...

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