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  • Uzbekistan - A Hidden GemOur time in Uzbekistan has come to an end and looking back we have to be honest and say that after our twentieth madrassa; fifteenth minaret; tenth mosque; seventh mausoleum and fourth royal palace, all covered in blue tiles, we Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 4, 2019
  • Wedding Day in ShakhrisabzThere is little old-fashioned about the ancient city of Samarkhand, it even has a fabulous Italian gelateria and pasticheria. The cakes, at about a dollar a piece, are as mouthwatering as we have had anywhere in the world... [img=https://photos.travell Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 2, 2019
  • The Re-birth of SamarkhandUntil 1921 Uzbekistan was ruled by the Emir even though it was under Russian influence, but when the Soviets took control the Emir fled across the border to Afghanistan with his four wives and many concubines. He left behind his Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 31, 2019
  • The Great Bukhara BazaarThe ancient Central Asian cities that lie along the route of the Silk Road were trading posts and rest stops for the great camel and mule trains from the Far East. Traders with silk, spices, carpets and other goods would Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 29, 2019
  • KhivaIt appears that Tulkinjon, our guide, hijacked our last blog entry to promote Uzbekistan – so now we are back to tell you the truth: It's a great country to visit. We are staying in the historic city of Khiva Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 27, 2019
  • From our Special Correspondent in Uzbekistan My name is Tulkinjon Okbutaev and I have been an official guide in Uzbekistan for 14 years. I am 36 years old. My mother is a cardiologist and my father was also a doctor but has now died Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 27, 2019
  • Thoroughly Modern Tashkent It is such a surprise to be here in the very heart of Asia and find an extremely clean, modern, city with wide tree-lined streets, the latest cars, (nearly all white to reflect the scorching summer sun), a small but Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 25, 2019
  • Tashkent at First GlanceIf first impressions count then you can count us in as far as Uzbekistan is concerned. Almost everywhere looks good under a blazing sun but the country's capital of Tashkent was radiant as we took our first stroll along its Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 23, 2019
  • ‘The spine of the earth is about to crumble’[center] The great dome of the Bibi Khanum northern mosque[/center] Today was our last day in Uzbekistan, and like yesterday we had a morning sightsee Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 14, 2007
  • The splendour of the Silk Road[center] The Shah-i-Zinda[/center] ===Exploring Samarkand=== We started our first full day in Samarkand with breakfast in the Zarina’s basement din Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 13, 2007
  • We take the golden road to Samarkand *[center] Desert sunrise[/center] Today we were to travel to perhaps the most famed city of the Silk Road, Samarkand. Would it live up to expectations? Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 12, 2007
  • From Bukhara to the desertIt was time to leave Bukhara, much as I would have liked to have stayed another day. After breakfast in the beautiful dining room of our hotel, the Mosque Baland, and farewells to our hosts there, we set off, driving Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 11, 2007
  • More tales from Bukhara[center] Carpet shop near Lyab-i-Hauz - a reminder of Soviet times[/center] I finished my previous post just as we arrived at the Lyab-i-Hauz during Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 10, 2007
  • The beauty of the spirit[center]A traditional saying tells us that: ‘Samarkand is the beauty of the earth, but Bukhara is the beauty of the spirit’ and another that: ‘In all other parts of the globe light descends upon the earth, from holy Bukhara it ascends’[/ Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 9, 2007
  • On the road to Bukhara ===Breakfast in Khiva=== Breakfast was served not in our Khiva hotel but in a restaurant in a nearby madrassah. No complaints about that though – the breakfast was fine, accompanied by pretty good coffee, and served in a striking interior Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 9, 2007
  • A city frozen in time[center] View of Khiva from the Ark [b]‘Think, in this battered Caravanserai Whose doorways are alternate night and day, How sultan after sultan wit Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 8, 2007
  • ‘Stone Fortress’: Uzbekistan’s modern capital===Tashkent=== [center] Khast Imam Square, Tashkent[/center] There has been a city here for over 2,000 years, its position on a junction of the Sil Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 7, 2007
  • On the ancient Silk Road[sup]Inspired by recent blogs from my TP friend [[https://bob-brink.travellerspoint.com/231/|Bob]], I have decided that it is time that I reproduced my Virtual Tourist write-up of my own visit to Uzbekistan back in 2007.[/sup] [center][img=https Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Jul 6, 2007
  • Khiva May 22 My plan for this morning was to get up early and take some photographs before things got busy. The getting up early part turned out to be a given since after going to sleep okay, I woke up coughing Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jul 4, 2019
  • Through the Desert to KhivaMay 21 I opened my door at 7 am and found a huge line of tourists going down the hall. I walked past them to the dining room and sat down. Even though they were all stopping at every item, and Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jun 30, 2019
  • Bukhara TourMay 20 For the first time in many days I had a good night’s sleep. Thank you, Lynley. I was just a few doors down from the breakfast room. It was full of tourists from the big tour groups. I Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jun 28, 2019
  • More Samarkand and Then Off to BukharaMay 19 Today we will continue our tour of Samarkand before catching an evening train to Bukhara. So much for my hope of getting some sleep. I woke up coughing and ended up sleeping sitting up. This is now officially a Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jun 25, 2019
  • Fast Trains and Amazing Architecture in SamarkandMay 18 We had to be at breakfast by 6:30 with our bags so that we could catch our morning train to Samarkand. Then my latte order was quite late to arrive. I was gulping it down as everyone else was Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jun 24, 2019
  • Uzbekistan, Stan Number 4This morning marks the end of our trip to Tajikistan. It has been wonderful. Thank you to our great guide, Bek, and our drivers. But mostly thanks to the wonderful people of Tajikistan. The scenery was marvelous, but it is Posted by Bob Brink in Searching for Magical Moments | Jun 22, 2019
  • Uzbekistan - Part 221st May We had a whole day in Samarkand today exploring some of the most significant sites. We wandered through Registan Square. Translated from Uzbek, “Registan” means a sand place. In the ancient times, this central square was covered by sand. The Posted by shaneandnicola in The 5 Stans | May 27, 2019
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