Travel Blogs from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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The Work of a Peace Corps Volunteer, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Work of a Peace Corps Volunteer

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... was a guy at the Peace Corps office yesterday who is working on a project to get computers and internet connections at schools in Uzbekistan. We got an e-mail about a month ago about this but I didn't respond because I don't think it is what my school ...

Plumbing and Different Ammenities (or lack of), Chirchiq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Plumbing and Different Ammenities (or lack of)

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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PLUMBING AND DIFFERENT AMMENITIES (OR LACK OF). OK, OK...I know this is what everyone is most curious about. I do have indoor plumbing. The Trainees have a variety of plumbing situations so I'll be able to convey what I have found so far. As ...

Saying Goodbye, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Saying Goodbye

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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... and friends. But we all knew it was temporary and that I'd be back in 2 years. I don't know if I will ever return to Uzbekistan again and it is very likely that I will never see most of the friends I've made here. Nodira keeps asking me to stay. ...

A Date with the Socceroos, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

A Date with the Socceroos

A travel blog entry by bird_dream

... , the planets aligned above us in Tashkent and Christina and I found ourselves in the front row for the World Cup qualifier between Uzbekistan and the Socceroos. Earlier in the day I had just run into the Aussie cheer squad in the lobby of the Hotel ...

Tashkent za Kerry!, Navoi, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent za Kerry!

A travel blog entry by sharivn

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OK you people (and you know who you are!) who have enjoyed two years of supporting Bush and Republicans without the hassle of me debating issues with you, your time is just about up! I thought you'd be interested in what the expatriate community is ...

Some perspective for the new year as is the ..., Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Some perspective for the new year as is the ...

A travel blog entry by sharivn

... in books that could easily be put on CD if every PCV was issued a laptop. Mail that is promised to us from Tashkent doesn't get delivered. The administration admits that we are not getting paid enough but the bureaucracy in DC to get the needed raises ...

Tashkent - our first taste of Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent - our first taste of Central Asia

A travel blog entry by jimsim

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... a laborious task – we spent the first hour on the ground going from large hotel to large hotel trying to withdraw money. ATMs in Uzbekistan only give out a maximum of $12 USD at a time (when they have money at all) and at this rate that was only ...

On the doorstep of Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

On the doorstep of Central Asia

A travel blog entry by wildwildeast

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... on Sunday morning (OK... afternoon) and quickly head out for a meal of plov - the national dish and pride of Uzbekistan, each city claiming its' version is special and different from the others. Basically, plov is a mix of rice, cooked ...

Is this gonna be forever?, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Is this gonna be forever?

A travel blog entry by fearcuairt

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... subway system. Throw out any image of Toronto's subway that might prompt you to wonder why we should do such a thing. Tashkent's metro was modelled on Moscow's, and as such, each station is a grandiose display of underground architecture. Ornate ceilings ...

Tashkent: final reflections, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent: final reflections

A travel blog entry by wildwildeast

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Goodbye Karimov! Our visa expiration dates drawing to a close, it's time to move on to Uzbekistan’s larger northern neighbor, Kazakhstan. Tashkent is only a few kilometers from the border, so after a short taxi ride and a marshrutka trip, we reach ...

Goodbye Silk Road, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Goodbye Silk Road

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm

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... for this must go to our various guides. Frank will always have first place in our affections but Nazim in Uzbekistan, Sasha In Kyrgyzstan and Abdul in the Uighur territories were all knowledgeable and enthusiastic in explaining their country and their ...

Uzbekistan in Microcosm!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbekistan in Microcosm!!

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton

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... of Uzbekistan, hence the title of this entry and will contain more photographs than text!!! On Wednesday morning we arrived at the Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan border to find that the Turk side was shut for lunch!!  So we had to stand about for an hour in ...

Arrival in Khorezm and Khiva, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Arrival in Khorezm and Khiva

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm

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Uzbekistan is big - it is 718 kilometers from Tashkent to Urgench, which is why we are doing this bit by air rather than on the ground. It is the last internal flight of our trip. This airport is refreshingly efficient compared to Bishkek although we do ...

Tashkent - A Lesson in Uzbekistan Bureaucracy!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent - A Lesson in Uzbekistan Bureaucracy!

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... certainly had some exasperating and nerve wracking times with Central Asian bureaucracy. Once again our departure from Urumqi airport to Tashkent, Uzbekistan placed us in yet another country capsule. As we queued up for our departure, gone were the ...

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent

A travel blog entry by maosman

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... in the air over the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. I eventually flew over the valleys and the plains of south western Uzbekistan before finally landing in Tashkent. The airport itself is not very busy at that time of the morning, with one or two ...

Off to the unknown stans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Off to the unknown stans

A travel blog entry by feckinirish

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We were expecting the worst. The guide book was making it sound tough and reviews of Uzbekistan airlines and Tashkent airport were scary. Thoughts of Uzbekistan flight HY 422 coming down in the Hindu Kush or Pamirs (group of highest mountains in the ...

One day in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

One day in Tashkent

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Uzbekistan Airways fliegt mit einer RJ-85 von Almaty nach Taschkent. Taschkent überrascht immer wieder mit seiner Leblosigkeit, auch zur normalen Geschäfts- und Haupttouristenzeit ist nicht besonders viel los. Was im Straßenverkehr natürlich nett ist, ...

Uzbek Cultur, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbek Cultur

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Auf nach Usbekistan, auf nach Taschkent. Nachdem mir die Botschaft die Vorfreude auf die Reise nach Usbekistan fast schon verdorben hatte, hat mir das Wetter die Freude an Almaty verdorben. 10 bis 20 Centimeter Neuschnee und -12 Grad Celsuis am Morgen ...

Shakhrisabz - Home of Tamerlane, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Shakhrisabz - Home of Tamerlane

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... city, he always thought of Shakhrisabz as his home, even planning to be buried there. Tamerlame is certainly a great symbolic figure in Uzbekistan. With an army in excess of 100,000 and an empire stretching from Kashgar in west China to Egypt, we often ...

visas and roller coasters, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

visas and roller coasters

A travel blog entry by feckinirish

This day we decided we better get our Kyrgrstan visas as we had no idea how long this would take. We got the metro (yes this place has a metro!) The stations are impressive. Each one a different design but still have that USSR feel. When we eventually ...

Winter in the city, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Winter in the city

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Während am Montag mittags noch 30°C in Taschkent waren lag Dienstag früh Schnee. Ich glaube man nennt sowas extremes Kontinentalklima. Der Schnee und die Temperaturen um den Gefrierpunkt hielten sich bis Donnerstag, Freitag wurde es dann mittags  ...

Dornröschen City, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Dornröschen City

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Noch mal ein paar Tage in Usbekistan um unser Büro in Taschkent zu besuchen. Bei -13°C, Schnee und Glatteis ging's in Almaty zum Flughafen; ähnliche Wetterbedingungen wie bei meinem letzten Besuch in Usbekistan. Im Gegensatz zum letzten Mal war das ...

Sterilised city, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sterilised city

A travel blog entry by robertasiapac

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... off for making mistakes on my declaration, for which I had to write it all out again. Just a few minutes later we arrived in Tashkent's brand new station, and this really set the tone of the place. I spent a month here for work 11 years ago and ...

Goodbye To The 'Stans, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Goodbye To The 'Stans

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... food in the region, we felt that we had done much better, thanks to our hosts in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Barring the few tense encounters with the law and a bizarre visit to our room from a Shymkent Hotel doorman demanding ...

The Border Crossing You Dont Want To Repeat, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Border Crossing You Dont Want To Repeat

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... we were able to work without distractions.    Then it was time to make the dreaded Chernyaevka crossing into Uzbekistan. The 100 km stretch of desert from Shymkent to the border was covered without incident on a marshrutka that surprisingly ...

Tashkent, the city with fountains, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, the city with fountains

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

May 11, 2008: Tashkent     NOTE: To add miles for my journey on the five countries of the Silk Road in Central Asia. PLEASE REFER TO FIVE STANS OF CENTRAL ASIA  ...

Stan: Hard love. Soft embrace, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Stan: Hard love. Soft embrace

A travel blog entry by mobile_mellett

... 's passport. I decided it was time to replace my battle torn, over traveled jeans. As I stepped through the Tashkent department store door a mountainous man with a Stalinist mustache grabs me, growls in Russian and starts dragging me back out ...

Terrific Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Terrific Tashkent

A travel blog entry by adamandmandana

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... see Carmen.....in Russian....in the glorious Art Deco National Theatre!! If you're ever in Tashkent there is a fabulous Georgian restaurant near the Grand Uzbekistan Hotel serving the most delicious black tea with lemon I have ever tried. Other ...

From Samarkand to Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

From Samarkand to Tashkent

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

... tempers when we boarded our stiflingly hot plane and found we were wedged three abreast in a jam packed plane. Goodbye Uzbekistan! Despite all the bureaucratic frustrations it was a wonderful destination and we would highly recommend our trip to other ...

Money in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Money in Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Neben den Vorzügen Usbekistans, die sicherlich im Klima, der allgemeinen Freundlichkeit, der im Vergleich zu Almaty geringeren Verschmutzung, des geringeren Straßenverkehrs und den wenigstens genauso guten Bauchtänzerinnen bestehen, hat Usbekistan ...

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