- Chillin' and reflecting,,,Well I guess I’ll leave the tipping alone! When we arrived in Fergana a good 50% of the group were unwell in one form or another. In addition it had become obvious that an oversight had been made in the Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 10, 2014
- The Long Road NorthLeft Bukhara as early as a group possibly can to try and escape some of the heat….didn’t really work. As there was not much to see en-route four of us split off to do the 274km to Shahrisabz, the southernmost Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 9, 2014
- Baking in BukharaIt is little wonder that this city has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. For millennia, Bukhara also on the Silk Road has been a centre for trade, study, culture and religion. An 8am departure in a Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 7, 2014
- Crossroad of CulturesWith a history spanning over 2,500 years I couldn’t begin to narrate the stories this place could tell. It’s position as the major trading hub on the Silk Road has seen them all pass through, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 6, 2014
- Exit Kazakhstan, Enter UzbekistanTo start our destination Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan is only 60-70 kms away but that border crossing is for locals only ours was a 260 km round trip! The ride started with temperatures of around 25deg and the road Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 6, 2014
- Central Asia
Travelled to Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan... arriving from Incheon (South Korea) then travelled to/through; Tashkent, Fergana (Uzbekistan), Osh, Jalalabad, Posted by joffre in Itinerant Traveller | Aug 1, 2013
- Aral Sea Visit[float=right][/float]After I had been looking for an entry to the old factory buildings for a Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Jun 29, 2013
- Skol’ka? or How Much is it?The main parts of the Silk Road ran through what is now Uzbekistan, and even today are the bazaars of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan full of Uzbek traders.
Traditions are important in Central Asia, not only in trade, but in Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Jun 25, 2013
- Wonders of the Silk RoadAll but destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1220 nothing in Central Asia from before the Mongol’s rampage remained standing. A shame since places like Bukhara had long been beautiful centres of Islamic leaning and science.
On 9 April 1336 another of Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Jun 21, 2013
- What to Wear in Central AsiaIt’s not just because I, as an independent traveller, feel superior to the charter tourist with their spoiled attitude, cluelessness to where they are and the fact that they let themselves be herded around like sheep by a guide. Both Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Jun 16, 2013
- Tashkent - A very quick photo tourI'm about to head back to Kazakhstan today. My plan was going well in Tashkent and after I arrived here on Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday was all about sightseeing and then Thursday I could spend the day using the computer Posted by Ontheroadagain in On the Road Again | Jun 21, 2012
- Tashkent, UzbekistaJust a quick blog entry today to say that I’ve arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
It took me about a week in the end to ride from Almaty and I arrived here a day before the first 30 days of my Kazak Posted by Ontheroadagain in On the Road Again | Jun 19, 2012
- Citadels of Khorezm, Central Asia : Land of the Aryans
I was dropped off at the Uzbekistan border check post about 100 km from Bukhara, by my driver and wonderful guide Salim. The no man’s land created during the split of Turkmenistan and Uzbe Posted by Ramdas Iyer in Ramdas Iyer's- World Traveller Blogs | Jun 17, 2012
- More Adventures from the California CoastThe adventure continues…Took off from Morro Bay on Sunday morning to drive to Monterey along the famous Pacific Coast Highway Big Sur section. The day didn’t start promisingly with fog shrouding Morro Bay for the entire morning. This Posted by The Robbos in The Robbos Go North America | Sep 6, 2011
- Golden Road to Samarkand===Tashkent===
Uzbekistan has a long, but very violent and bloodthirsty history of conquest by Scythians, Persians, Alexander the Great, Arabs, Mongols and finally Russians. Tashkent is the largest city in Central Asia and its history goes back ov Posted by Chris Cox in Golden Road to Samarkand | Jul 4, 2011
- UzbekistanTour details
We visited Uzbekistan as part of a Central Asia tour organised by the UK based travel agent Undiscovered Destinations.
[b]Backgroun Posted by bsmethers in Travel Logs | May 31, 2011
- Fishing in UzbekistanHi everybody interested in fishing! At summer 2011 I am planning to travel to the rainbow trout fishing in the mountains of Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan. I appriciate, if someone can share his/her experience of trout fishing in the mountains. Posted by activetour in Fishing in Uzbekistan | Dec 19, 2010
- 29 September 2010We left ahead of the pack again for the Uzbekistan border crossing at Cinoz a distance of 194km. Pretty easy roads with lots of traffic but pretty easy to average 60km/h which seems to be the standard.
With the help Posted by nbrice in Peking to Paris | Oct 7, 2010
- Gas ShortageWe have been in Bukhara Uzbekistan for two nights and will leave this morning. It has been interesting to say the least. The entire country is in some sort of mad gas shortage. When we entered Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Aug 8, 2010
- Uzbekistan Hi all - sorry for the delay in posting. We have been in a very remote region of Uzbekistan for 2 days now and service is almost non existent. We are still out in the desert but should be able Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Aug 6, 2010
- Uzbekistan borderNot sure if this message will even send as there is virtually no service here. Took a dirt road to the Uzbek border yesterday but by the time we got here it was closed. We camped off the road a Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Aug 4, 2010
- 3 cities of the Old Silk RoadThe name the ‘Silk Road’ was only given to this vast expanse of tracks, believed to be around 12,000km, leading from China to Europe in 1877. As the name signifies, the main object that was traded on the road was Posted by neillkylie in The long way to Oz | Jun 17, 2010
- The heat is on
As we were off to the border today, it was an early start and of course, we were on cook group and a record was broken - 4.30am wakeup call!!! And yes it was still dark.
We Posted by neillkylie in The long way to Oz | Jun 9, 2010
- Tashkent“What! You don’t exchange your own money?” I heard a man shouting in the hotel lobby, he was flabbergasted, whining about what he will do with the sum he had in his bag? This was a very strange indeed; something Posted by ambree in there lived a princess | Feb 13, 2010
- 21 - Mosques, Minarets & MadrassasWe arrived into Tashkent, Uzbekistan and headed for the train station hotel which surprisingly enough we'd heard good things about. The train station is super clean and like everywhere in central Tashkent - full of police - whom we Posted by FiColes in Fi & Bryn's Big Trip | Sep 25, 2009