12 Places to visit in Uzbekistan: Asia’s Silk Road jewel

12 Places to visit in Uzbekistan: Asia’s Silk Road jewel

Uzbekistan used to be one of those mysterious post Soviet countries that was difficult to get to. Only those who were going with an organized tourgroup or those brave enough to face the bureacratic hurdles were rewarded to see all the beautiful places to visit 

Uzbekistan itinerary: what to see in 2 to 3 weeks

Uzbekistan itinerary: what to see in 2 to 3 weeks

This post will help you plan your Uzbekistan itinerary. Uzbekistan has recently launched a visa free regime for most nationalities and now is the best time to visit the country.  Uzbekistan has lots to offer from remote desert landscapes to glorious silk road cities, friendly 

Train travel in Uzbekistan: how to travel by train in Uzbekistan

Train travel in Uzbekistan: how to travel by train in Uzbekistan

This post is a travel guide about travelling by train in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is the perfect destination to explore by train and in recent years Uzbekistan has invested in its railway system making train travel while backpacking Uzbekistan easier than ever. This post will tell 

Backpacking Uzbekistan: everything about travel in Uzbekistan

Backpacking Uzbekistan: everything about travel in Uzbekistan

This post is a travel guide about Backpacking Uzbekistan with all the practical things you need to know. For years backpacking Uzbekistan wasn’t that easy. An expensive letter of invitation, a bureacratic visa procedure and former president Karimov’s human rights standards made me choose Kyrgyzstan 

The Fergana Valley Uzbekistan: a backpackers travel guide

The Fergana Valley Uzbekistan: a backpackers travel guide

The Fergana valley in Uzbekistan still receives few tourists. It is one of those off the beaten path places to visit in Uzbekistan where you still feel like an explorer. A place where you stumble upon ancient mosques and madrassahs and you are the only 

Chimgan mountains and Charvak lake: the perfect day trip from Tashkent

Chimgan mountains and Charvak lake: the perfect day trip from Tashkent

Uzbekistan isn’t exactly famous for its mountains. Most of the country is rather flat and consists of desert, except for a small part north of Tashkent. There you will find the Chimgan mountains and the beautiful Charvak Lake. The Chimgan mountains and Charvak lake belong 

National Food Tashkent: An Uzbek culinary experience

National Food Tashkent: An Uzbek culinary experience

It is not often that I write a single post about one specific restaurant. However, National Food in Tashkent was one of the best places to visit in Tashkent for Uzbek food. It was such a positive experience that I felt writing about it. Why 

The best Tashkent Metro stations: a self guided tour

The best Tashkent Metro stations: a self guided tour

The Tashkent Metro stations are among the most beautiful in the world and is among the top attractions in the city. It was the seventh metro system in the USSR, built after the 1966 earthquake in Tashkent. The first line opened in 1977 and two 

20 top places to visit in Tashkent: a travel guide

20 top places to visit in Tashkent: a travel guide

Tashkent might be the capital of Uzbekistan, but it receives little attention from tourists. It’s a city that travelers come through or where they start their journey, but often spend as little time as possible. They rather skip all the places to visit in Tashkent 

18 Top Things to do in Samarkand Uzbekistan

18 Top Things to do in Samarkand Uzbekistan

One reason to visit Samarkand and Uzbekistan, is to see the magnificent Islamic architecture in the ancient Silk road cities. I absolutely loved Khiva and Bukhara, but I also felt Uzbekistan did not live up to places like Shiraz or Isfahan in Iran. That was,