Uzbekistan

The Best Restaurants In Tashkent, Uzbekistan Updated March 2023, The Best Restaurants In Tashkent, Uzbekistan was originally published in July 2020 Headed to Uzbekistan and not sure where to eat in Tashkent? I’ve been to Tashkent now a few times and have sniffed out quite a bit of good food on my visits to the city. Tashkent …

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Uzbek Food: 33 Must-Try Dishes in Uzbekistan Uzbek Food: 33 Must-Try Dishes in Uzbekistan was originally published in March 2023 When most think of Uzbekistan they conjure up visions of the famous architecture of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva or Amir Timur’s conquests and the Silk Road fortifications that dot its desert landscape. But one major highlight …

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Shahrisabz Travel Guide + Best Things to do Shahrisabz Travel Guide + Best Things to do was originally published in 2023. The birthplace of Uzbekistan’s famed conqueror Amir Timur, Shahrisabz is a city packed full of history, though sadly, mostly rebuilt in 2014 in a Disneylandish manner.  Despite this, Shahrisabz does have UNESCO World Heritage …

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Qarshi Travel Guide, Uzbekistan + 8 Things to do in Qarshi Updated January 2023, Qarshi Travel Guide, Uzbekistan + 8 Things to do in Qarshi was originally published in October 2021 Qarshi doesn’t land on most tourist’s itineraries for Uzbekistan being a bit off-route from the main Silk Road city trail most stick to. In …

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Crossing The Uzbekistan-Afghanistan Border At Hairatan  Updated January 2023, Crossing The Uzbekistan-Afghanistan Border At Hairatan was originally published in June 2021 If you’re planning to head into Afghanistan from Uzbekistan, here is everything you need to know to cross the Hairatan border.  After a couple of days checking out the historic sites around Termez, it …

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Visiting the Solar Furnace in Parkent, Uzbekistan  Updated January 2023, Visiting the Solar Furnace in Parkent, Uzbekistan was originally published in January 2022 On my most recent trip to Tashkent in the fall of 2021, I finally made a day trip out to the bizarre architectural and scientific feat of the Solar Furnace in nearby …

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30 Best Things To Do In Uzbekistan Updated January 2023, 30 Best Things To Do In Uzbekistan was originally written in February 2019. The Silk Road cuts through the country and has left the traces of many a conqueror from Genghis Khan to Amir Timur as they made way from the Orient to the Occident …

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Exploring the Frontier Town of Termez, Uzbekistan  Updated January 2023, Exploring the Frontier Town of Termez, Uzbekistan was originally published in September 2021 With a history stretching back over 2,500 years visiting Termez is a must for any history lover’s Uzbekistan itinerary. The town now sits along the border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan but has …

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Visiting the Now Demolished Secret Soviet Bioweapons Lab of Aralsk 7 on Vozrozhdeniya Island   Updated January 2023, Visiting the Now Demolished Secret Soviet Bioweapons Lab of Aralsk 7 on Vozrozhdeniya Island was originally published in December 2021 Gauging by the title, you can imagine our confusion as we trundled past a wood-and-wire gate to the …

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Visiting the Aral Sea Disaster, Uzbekistan  January 2023, Visiting the Aral Sea Disaster, Uzbekistan was originally published in June 2022 Mostly dried and desiccated into a toxic desert, the Aral Sea is among the world’s worst environmental disasters. Once a lively endorheic lake that provided fisherman’s bounty, numerous ports, and a center of trade, the …

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