Travel Blogs from Uzbekistan

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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 ...

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 ...

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