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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 

15 Top things to do in Bukhara Uzbekistan

15 Top things to do in Bukhara Uzbekistan

Walking through the small streets in the old town of Bukhara you get the feeling that nothing has changed in this city for centuries.  Tourism is there, but easy to forget when you walk on your own through the narrow alleyways of ancient neighbourhoods. It’s 

How to get from Khiva to Bukhara in Uzbekistan

How to get from Khiva to Bukhara in Uzbekistan

Travelling from Khiva to Bukhara used to be a though journey through the desert. For a long time the only option to get from Khiva to Bukhara was to head to Urgench first. From there you had to take a crowded shared taxi for the 

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