Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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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 ...

(What's left of) the Aral Sea, Kungrad District, Uzbekistan travel blog

(What's left of) the Aral Sea

A travel blog entry by amanda-and-eli


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


Beautiful Khiva, Khiva, Uzbekistan travel blog

Beautiful Khiva

A travel blog entry by chrisloeffler


Ich kam gegen 17 Uhr an meiner Unterkunft an. Es war ein relativ neues Guesthouse namens Quosha Darvoza. Und dort wurde ich super herzlich vom Besitzer Mansur begrüßt. Er zeigte mir mein Zimmer, es war super schick eingerichtet und sehr gemütlich. ...

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. ...

No Man's Land, Bukhara, Uzbekistan travel blog

No Man's Land

A travel blog entry by gearoids


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


A travel blog entry by sianandjim


... 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


Oct 21, 2010, Nukus, Uzbekistan travel blog

Oct 21, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer


Shakhrisabz, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan travel blog


A travel blog entry by amanda-and-eli


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

I came, I saw, I puked

A travel blog entry by tomandamy


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


... 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


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


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


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


A travel blog entry by sianandjim


... 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


... -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 ...

Back on the Silk Road, Samarkand, Uzbekistan travel blog

Back on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by ricka


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 ...

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