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Uzbek Super Dog

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Emir B&B in Samarkand ticked all the boxes for us with a great location that provided us easy access to the City’s treats. Meeting other travellers here was a real bonus for us as we generally only have each other…

Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

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While I’ve been stuck in Tehran (Iran) over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 2 from Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan was a fast paced, exciting race against the clock…

Photos of Khiva

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I pushed on towards Khiva, rather than camp – it would have been the crap kind of camping. Where you have to hide and make no noise and try not to be seen. There were simply too many houses and…

Photos of Bukhara

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After Samarkand, came Bukhara. On the route I’m cycling west, at least. It was the same for those merchants from the East trading along the Silk Road so many centuries ago, millennia even.Well-preservedAnother central Asian city that has…

Photos of Samarkand

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Samarkand was founded around 700BC by the Sogdians. It became one of the greatest cities in the world at the time due to it’s central location on the Silk Road, connecting China with the East.The Registan – centre of…

Khivan Forts

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Lonely Planet, from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee… for hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee…Stuffed to bursting with the delights of old Khiva we planned another early start to head back to Bukhara and some…

Povestea celor trei orase – Samarkand

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Samarkand… Numele e de ajuns pentru a face imaginatia sa zburde. Orasul care a supravietuit tragediilor si ambitiilor a doua imperii – cel al lui Tamerlan si cel bolsevic, e chiar si azi considerat un pol al culturii musulmane. Odinioara…

Povestea celor trei orase – Bokhara

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Intre Khiva si Bokhara hotaram sa mergem in trei, si sa dam o raita pe la asa-numitele castele de nisip, adica ruinele altor orase antice. Stralucitoare odinioara, azi doar mormane – impresionante de altfel – de nisip si piatra. …

Povestea celor trei orase – Khiva

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Imediat la iesirea din Moynak incepe dansul. Nu sunt bani. Nu e benzina. Decat de 80, si la bidoane la micii intreprinzatori, si la benzinaria din targ. Mobrele gafaie si pufaie cu lichidul asta nenorocit in vintre. Parca si…

Uzbekistan Part 2 – Russian Teachers, Samarkand’s Delights and Tashkent’s A-List Mechanic’s

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My Russian teachers Rukhshona 4 and Ezoza 6. Samarkand is a famous historical city and one with many of its great architectural buildings still in excellent condition. I’d heard a lot about it from other travellers so I was looking…