Top Things To Do In Tashkent

Tashkent is the heart of Uzbekistan If you’re one of the few travellers who make it to this isolated and rarely visited Central Asian nation- if you make it past the post-Soviet bureaucracy, if you come to terms with the strange black market currency system and brave the blistering fluctuations of the desert like climate- then you’ll surely pass through …

Tashkent Uzbekistan Travel

A Tourist In Tashkent

Tashkent Is a City Like No Other In Uzbekistan It’s a huge sprawl, densely packed with drab Soviet buildings and ugly apartment blocks. Tashkent is a city that lost its history when an earthquake levelled Uzbekistan’s capital, a city that was rebuilt from the rubble in the planned, formal manner of communism. To set foot here is to be a …

Samarkand Uzbekistan Travel

Samarkand: The Legend Of The Silk Road

‘For Lust Of Knowing What Should Not Be Known, We Take The Golden Road To Samarkand’- James Elroy Flecker. The Silk Road city of Samarkand has long lured travellers and conquerors in search of wealth and the exotic in Central Asia. In 1913 British poet James Elroy Flecker wrote of taking ‘…The Golden Road To Samarkand’, idealizing the ancient city …

Bukhara Uzbekistan Travel

Bukhara: Dark Tourism On Uzbekistan’s Silk Road

Bukhara, the beautiful Silk Road City with a dark history. Bukhara is majestic. It’s beautiful. Sand stone buildings, tall minarets and vast mosques greet the traveller who arrives in what is one of Uzbekistan’s, and Central Asia’s finest and most historic cities. But beneath the towers, walls and idealistic romanticism of this famous city, Bukhara, like many of the ancient settlements which …

Khiva Travel Uzbekistan

Khiva: The Old City Of Uzbekistan

It had taken weeks to reach the old city of Khiva. I’d crossed the Caspian Sea, travelled through the endless desert of Kazakhstan and then down into the boundless waste of Uzbekistan’s remote and arid Karakalpakstan province, past the rusting ships of the Aral Sea, past endless unchanging scenery; thousands of kilometres in hot, Soviet trains and cramped shared taxis, sharing seats with old …

These Photos Will Inspire You To Travel To Uzbekistan!

These Photos Will Inspire You To Travel To Uzbekistan!

These pictures will inspire you to travel to Uzbekistan! Uzbekistan has an ancient history along the old Silk Road, and a more recent history amongst the Soviet Republics. It’s a nation of intriguing contrasts, where Islamic traditions continue alongside Soviet legacies and where the influence of neighbouring Persian and Nomadic cultures have had a profound effect on the cultural makeup of the …