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Uzbekistan Impressions

Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | Views [1586] | Comments [1]

  Uzbekistan Impressions:    When we first arrived in Khiva, the restaurant had an MTV channel playing.   This seems to be a constant throughout Uzbekistan, one can’t eat without MTV. The episode/song that was ... Read more >


Tashkent: The Capital City

Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | Views [2371]

Tashkent After leaving Tajikistan we came to the Uzbek capital for a couple of days.   Tashkent has a different cultural heritage than the rest of Central Uzbekistan. It’s in the North with more historical contact with China. ... Read more >


Photos: Kokand and the Fergana Valley

Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Tashkent

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Central Uzbekistan Cities: Samarkand: Timurid Capital of Arts and Science

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | Views [2365]

  Samarkand: Timurid Capital of Arts and Science   After a couple of days on the road visiting the desert, the Aydal Kul Lake and Sentob, a mountain village, we headed to the Samarkand, the former capital of the Ancient Sogdian province ... Read more >


Central Uzbekistan Cities: Bukara, the Holy City

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [1554]

Central Uzbekistan City Impressions: The Holy City of Bukhara   Bukhara is an ancient city rich with history that permeates the streets and alleyways of contemporary life. In the 6 th C BCE it was part of the Achaemedian Empire, and then ... Read more >


Central Uzbekistan Cities: Khiva of Khorasam

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [1467]

Central Uzbekistan City Impressions: Khiva - Minarets, Madrasahs, Mosques and Khan’s Residence   Khiva was the first city we visited after arriving in Uzbekistan from Turkmenistan.  The outer part of the city, the modern part, ... Read more >


Central Uzbekistan Cities: Shakhrisabz, Birthplace of Timur the Great

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [1473]

  Shakhrisabz: Birthplace of Timur the Great   This was the place where Alexander had Bessus, the Governor, killed because he had murdered his own ruler, Darius III.   As the Macaedonean leader wasn’t successful in ... Read more >


Photos: Samarkand and Shakhrisabz

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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A couple of days on the road: petroglyphs, yurts, lake and village

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Views [1168]

  A Day on the Road   Started the day with a fairly long drive to the Sarmish Petroglyphs, broken up by a stop at a 11 th C Caravansaray and an 11 th , but remodeled in the 14 th C, Cistern, where we took a few pictures.  ... Read more >


Paikent, an ancient Sogdian city

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Views [3035]

  Paikent, a major commercial city of the Sogdian Empire   We drove out to the archeological site of one of the most ancient and important trading centers in the region, Paikent.   This was a major trading center before Bukhara ... Read more >


Photos: A couple of days on the road: petroglyphs, yurts, lake, and village

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Paikent, the ancient Sogdian city

Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Bukhara

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Khiva,UZ

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery


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