Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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Back on the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Back on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by ricka

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Samarqand was the first stop in Uzbekistan after a surprisingly easy border crossing.  We were expecting this to be one of the worst with thorough searches and the rampant bureaucracy associated with the ex-Soviet states. We were through and on our ...

Uzbek Jewel, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzbek Jewel

A travel blog entry by ricka

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... city, another of the ancient Silk Road cities with plenty of the old character remaining.  One thing I have noticed in Uzbekistan is the lack of the dreadful Ex-Soviet concrete architecture, it seems to be a mix of old traditional and modern, ...

Oasis oriental, Boukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oasis oriental

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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Boukhara. Une ville oasis au coeur du désert rouge, le Kyzyl Kum. La vie y est née très tôt grâce au fleuve Zéravchan, qui y déverse d'importantes réserves d'eau et à d'intenses travaux d'irrigation. A la différence d'autres villes de la Route ...

Vers le Turkmenistan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Vers le Turkmenistan

A travel blog entry by nycos

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And the "pin" will now land on...

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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... for the next 2 years...Navoi. This city is in-between Bukhara and Samarkand...the two most historical and tourist-type cities in Uzbekistan. You are probably saying to yourself, "great, thanks Amber, i still have no clue where the heck you are." ...

28 hours and counting, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

28 hours and counting

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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Hello! I apologize for the delay in updating this blog. I have had a difficult time accessing it. All is well in Uzbekistan and I have been awake for the past 28 hours! Yep, the Super Bowl party was at 4am my time and we were able to watch it at the ...

"yout" camp or Non-nomadic nomads

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... ;      It was a very disappointing experience.  We found out that there are no more nomads in Uzbekistan or any of the old Soviet republics.  When all these countries came under communist sway, they were forced to settle ...

Danse avec les woulfes, Turkestan, Kazakhstan travel blog

Danse avec les woulfes

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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... et bon courage pour la nouvelle annee. RV Now here's some valuable informations about Karakalpakhstan and Kazakhstan - Trains from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan don't depart anymore from Nukus, but from Kongrat, 100km northwest, everyday at 9.15am, though ...

Silhouettes, Moynaq, Uzbekistan travel blog

Silhouettes

A travel blog entry by worldkerros

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Moynaq. Un port échoué aux rives d'une mer qui n'existe plus, ou presque. Une ville à l'agonie où survivent moins de 2 000 âmes qui ont cessé de croire aux miracles. Derrière les palissades des maisons de pêcheurs, aux portes faites d'une plaque ...

Tashkent, the capital, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Tashkent, the capital

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, bin aus Urgut zurueckgekommen, noch eine Aufnahme am Registan, dann Fruehstueck und dann zum Bahnhof um den Zug zu nehmen. Der Zug ist relativ neu. Und auch ziemlich puenktlich und schnell (schneller als shared taxis). Tashkent ist die ...

Worlds Worst Taxi Drivers, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Worlds Worst Taxi Drivers

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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... here and chill but we had to press on. All aboard to Margilan, a town famous for its silk factory. The Soviets turned Uzbekistan into a country relying almost entirely on silk/cotton (white gold as they call it), a monoculture that they are working to ...

20 hours on a train, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

20 hours on a train

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

20 hours on a train, Tashkent to Urgench, October 12-13, 2009            Ok, maybe I am exaggerating, not really the longest journey but by far the longest one we will have on this trip and I think it was ...

Assalomu Alaykum!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Assalomu Alaykum!

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

Assalomu Alaykum! I am finally in Uzbekistan! I live in Qibray, a suburb of Tashkent (about 30 mins away) via marshrutka- public transport minivan style. Things are still a bit overwhelming- but think I am adjusting pretty well to the food, ...

It's official...I'm a volunteer!!, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

It's official...I'm a volunteer!!

A travel blog entry by uzbekland_okie

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Well, it's official now. I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer...yep, that's right I've gadiated' from PC training and Uzbekistan better watch out now! Hehe. The swearing-in ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 6, 2005 at a beautiful theatre in Tashkent. We ...

Chill Out Time, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Chill Out Time

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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DAY 20. AUGUST 21. BUKHARA Chill Out Time I awoke to find a Kazakhstan Beer Stein next to my bed. How I got it, where I stole it from and why it was from Kazakhstan, a place I have never been to, I do not know but I do have a cool souvenir. The power ...

Historical Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Historical Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by lok

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... tour the next day together. Summary As opposed to Tajikistan, where I "experienced the life" there, I was a tourist in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has a very well established tourism industry (I even saw a few tour buses!). During the Soviet time, ...

Uzebkistans First Test Cricketer, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Uzebkistans First Test Cricketer

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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... heard any local praising the Soviets; normally the rule is considered a blight on the countries history. Despite being part of Uzbekistan, the residents of Bukhara don't speak Uzbek as their first language. They actually speak Farsee, which is a variation ...

A new country, Termiz, Uzbekistan travel blog

A new country

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... is not necessary. Passport details are entered in the book and I am sent on my way. Tajikstan formalities completed I go to the Uzbekistan barrier and there is a jolly crowd of us waiting. I assume lunch hour. As usual a big mob gathers around the bike ...

The Golden Journey to Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The Golden Journey to Samarkand

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel

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The Road to Samarkand Today, I traveled the fabled ‘Golden Journey to Samarkand,’ romanticized in poetry by the poet James Flecker when he wrote: We travel not for trafficking alone; By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned: For lust of ...

Visit to Bank, Urgench, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan travel blog

Visit to Bank

A travel blog entry by jessteichuz

... in the world- and Urgench- the regional capital of Khorezm. Despite the unpleasant description it is given in my quidebook ("Uzbekistan: the Golden Road to Samarkand" or something like that)" Urgench is a flat soviet city with all of Tashkent's faults ...

I made it to Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

I made it to Bukhara

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

Wow! What a week! Sorry everyone, this may another long message. So, grab an iced mocha for me and settle in for a little story. So, the five of us got everything onto the train. Four of us were going all the way to Bukhara which is the end of the ...

Nice enough, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Nice enough

A travel blog entry by mkuechel

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... . Michael: Yeah, what Anna said ;0 Seriously though, what a freaking hassle at the Uzbek boarder... we knew by now that Uzbekistan and Tajikistan were in a bit of a diplomatic freeze but this was just ridiculous. They searched our car for two hours so in ...

Salom, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

Salom

A travel blog entry by jennipost

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... Unfortunately I have to learn cryllic, so I feel like I'm a baby again learning to speak and read English. I read somewhere that Uzbekistan was changing to the Latin alphabet, but everything is still in cryllic. Everyday, I learn so much and find I can ...

Combien de

Combien de "stan" me reste-t-il?

A travel blog entry by triptherapy

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Chers amis et lecteurs, famille et autres curieux, Me voici rendu en Ouzbekistan. Un long moment s'est ecoule entre mon dernier post et aussi beaucoup de kilometres, des visages, des sourires et aussi un peu de stress pour obtenir les differents visas. ...

Over reconstructed, Urgench, Uzbekistan travel blog

Over reconstructed

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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Konye Urgench - Still in Turkmenistan but on the border   Don't you love it when you have had no sleep and everyone is up rattling pots and pans at 6:30? I was not a happy boy but bit my lip, smiled and packed up the tent and my bag. The old city of ...

Let it be...There will be an answer  The Beatles, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Let it be...There will be an answer The Beatles

A travel blog entry by lbmarek

So, today I was sitting in a Korean resturant in the old town of Bukhara having lunch with other volunteers, listening to American jazz when the Beatles song came on: Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. There will be an answer, let it be. This ...

A night out with the locals, Tashkent, Uzbekistan travel blog

A night out with the locals

A travel blog entry by tomandamy

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We got the train back from Samarkand and, as we had been warned, it was delayed due to works on the lines.  This also had the consequence of the train being about 50 degrees as it crawled into town.  We decided to just go back to the place we ...

The golden journey to Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

The golden journey to Samarkand

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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... ticket in Uzbekistan for me.  The sights are just so beautiful to look at and vast in size. Up to this point in Uzbekistan I have seen some amazing sights but even though I try not to, when compared to Esfahan and Persepolis they just don't reach those ...

Sur la route, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Sur la route

A travel blog entry by nycos

xcvbn ...

Its A Hard Knock Life For Them, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

Its A Hard Knock Life For Them

A travel blog entry by overseas_ash

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... of school every student is forced to work in the cotton fields during school holidays (I am sure you remember I said that 60% of Uzbekistan's income is derived from silk/cotton). They work all day and must produce at least 60kg of cotton each day. If they ...

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