Bucket List 196: Uzbekistan!

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Country 16/196: Uzbekistan. A true Silk Road destination, Uzbekistan is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to take a step into the past and follow Marco Polo’s iconic route. The infamous cities of Samarkand and Bukhara are filled with countless ornately-decorated, blue-domed mosques, mausoleums and madrassas – all having been painstakingly renovated over the last twenty years. Visas are an annoyance, although they do deter many of the casual visitors – not such a bad thing. Be sure to visit before the inevitable tourist explosion.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Uzbekistan

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

The Last Stand

September 16th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I observed Afghanistan (from a distance), left the arduous Pamir Mountains far behind, and entered the dry expanse of the Uzbek desert. This week, we take a tour around our new country: visiting a vibrant capital in the East, and the stunning historic towns and mosques of the West. Day 50…

Afghan to get the Doctor!

September 13th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I crossed Kyrgyzstan, getting pulled over by the police countless times in the process. This week, we find ourselves following the border of one of the most ‘dangerous’ countries on earth, before making a visit to a Tajik hospital in the capital… Day 43 - Rohinav, Tajikistan to Khekhik, Tajikistan After…

 

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Country: 16/196     Visited: Autumn ’17

 

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