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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 

Khorezm fortresses: a guide to Uzbekistan’s ancient desert castles

Khorezm fortresses: a guide to Uzbekistan’s ancient desert castles

Looking at the pictures of the crumbled ruins at our hostel in Khiva I did not expect much of the Khorezm fortresses. Who could have known that this was going to be a highlight of our Uzbekistan itinerary? We had too many days planned in 

Top things to do in Khiva:  Uzbekistan’s desert city

Top things to do in Khiva: Uzbekistan’s desert city

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Khiva. Little Khiva is everything I had imagined from an ancient silk road city. Within the mudbrick walls of the old town is an impressive amount of history on display with mosques, 

Travel in Karakalpakstan: a guide to remote Uzbekistan

Travel in Karakalpakstan: a guide to remote Uzbekistan

This post is a travel guide with everything you need to know about travel in Karakalpakstan Desolate and barren desert landscapes dominate the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. It receives relatively few tourists, even though it covers 36% of Uzbekistans landmass. It includes the 

Moynaq: a travel guide to the Aral sea in Uzbekistan

Moynaq: a travel guide to the Aral sea in Uzbekistan

This post is a Moynaq travel guide with everything you need to know before you visit Moynaq. There is no other place in central Asia where the Aral sea disaster had so much impact on its people than in Moynaq. Once, Moynaq was a prosperous 

Nukus: a city guide to things to do in Nukus Uzbekistan

Nukus: a city guide to things to do in Nukus Uzbekistan

Nukus is one of the most desolate cities in Uzbekistan. A city that you will visit for its remoteness and isolation rather than its tourist attractions. Part of its charm is that there are not a lot of things to do in Nukus. Nukus is