Browsing Category : Uzbekistan

Korean Tashkent

Tashkent. Part 2: Korean Tashkent


Few people realize that Central Asia is truly a melting pot of many different nationalities: Tatars, Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Germans, etc. For instance, may fled to Tashkent from starvation, others came to built communism, and some were simply deported here. It is not occasional then that the city even has German and Japanese graveyards. Being accompanied by a couchsurfer from…

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Tashkent

Tashkent. Part 1: Uzbek Tashkent


Taskent is Nastya’s motherland, left by her family after the Soviet Union collapse when Nastya was 8. This happened in the middle of general panic, when it seemed to everyone that Uzbeks would harm the Russian-speaking population. It is certainly hard to judge now, but after our visit we have a feeling that it was indeed just a panic –…

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Bukhara

Bukhara. Part 1: how to get, where to stay and to eat; walking in the old city


Bukhara is over 2500 years old, and within these years it was the large center on the Silkroad and a capital of the great Samanid Empire. Samanids in particlular erected their caravanserais, madrasas, palaces, mausoleums, and mosques, still attracting the travellers from all over the world. Along with Khiva, Samarkand, and Tashkent, Bukhara is the most popular tourist destination in…

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Registration in Uzbekistan

Registration in Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan is a country very pleasant for a traveller in different ways: food, people, architecture, nature, cheap and developed (if compared to the rest of Central Asia) transport. There is only one trouble there, killing all the fun. The Soviet legacy – registration – is a problem for both tourists and locals. Everyone coming to Uzbekistan must register in some…

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Ancient Khiva

Ancient Khiva – Oasis in Khorezm


In Uzbekistan, not far from Urgench, there s a town of Khiva more that 2,5 thousand years old. It is considered that the town grew around the draw-well Kheivak with its amazingly tasty water. Once Khiva was an important point on a trade route connecting the East and the West: the travelers stayed in this oasis in the middle of…

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