Uzbekistan - Heart of the Silk Road

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After my first trip to Xinjiang (East Turkestan) in Western China exploring the origins, legacy, and Arabic influence of The Silk Road, Uzbekistan was my next much anticipated destination

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Uzbekistan was the heart of The Silk Road whose tentacles reached as far West as Europe, East towards China, South into India, and bordering Russia to the North. Uzbekistan was the crossroads and meeting place of all these regions creating rich market towns and some of the best architecture the world has seen.

I will begin my journey in the Capital Tashkent and move to the fortified city of Khiva. From there to the trading town of Bukhara, birthplace of Timarlane in Shakhrisabz, before reaching the cultural heartland and historical capital of Samarkand. Finally back to Tashkent to explore some of the Soviet era legacy.

Here is the tour I will be doing with a full day in Tashkent added at the end

This is a trip I've wanted to do for years and one of the reasons I came to work in Korea where there are cheaper flights available than if I tried this from back home.

Rule of thumb for exchange rates : drop three zeros and divide by 2


> 2000 UZS = $1 Cdn

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  • Introduction to Uzbekistan and Central Asia
  • Back to the Uzbek Restaurant
Trip Start Feb 22, 2013
Trip End Mar 02, 2013

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