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Uzbekistan Safety: is Uzbekistan a Safe Country to Travel to ?

Uzbekistan travel safety is an important thing to consider .I should begin this post by saying that Uzbekistan is on top of the safest countries to travel. Politically, Uzbekistan has been a very stable country for decades. There hasn’t been a single war or a protest for over 20 years. Uzbekistan travel safety : tourist police Very few countries have…

Ark Fortress in Bukhara

The Ark is a fortified hill in the heart of Bukhara.Legend has it that the Ark was built by the spiritual hero Siyavush. The Ark fortress was the center of power of the emirs, wali, khans, and their military strength a symbol of greatness. This symbol of state power has proudly stood as the entrance to the old city of…

The Ulugh Beg Observatory in Samarkand

Ulugh Beg Onservatory in Samarkand.The Ulugh Beg is probably my favorite medieval leader. Definitely the most impressive and admiring.  Why? He is one of the leaders that went down in history not by the number of wars and conquered lands or erected mausoleums but by scientific discoveries.  “Religions dissipate like fog, kingdoms vanish, but the works of scientists remain for…

Ismael Samani Mausoleum

Ismael Samani mausoleum is a 1,000-year-old tower built in a nearly perfect cube measuring precisely 35 feet on each side. Its exterior is an elaborate ornament of fine workmanship that looks more like the weaving on a basket than a building. Symbolism of Ismael Samani Mausoleum The dome symbolizes the heavens and complements the cubic form depicting the earth and…

Bukhara Hammam – One of the World’s Oldest

The city centre of Bukhara (meaning ‘abbey’ in Sanskrit) is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; however, it was historically one of the biggest trading cities along the Silk Road – a network of ancient trade routes across Asia from China to Europe. Bukhara, also referred to as Buxoro, Bukhoro, and Bokhara, is more than 2,000 years old. What is a Hammam? A  Hamam, also…

Kalyan Square in Bukhara

Kalyan Square in Bukhara or Poi Kalyan ( meaning “the foot of the Great”) is one of the most well-known sights of Bukhara. Kalyan minaret is also known as the Tower of Death since Genghis Khan inaugurated the gruesome practice of throwing people from its top.As recently as the 19th century, convicted men were tossed to their deaths from its…

Registan Square Sights: What to See in a Day

Registan Square has so many things to see, it might take you a full day to explore all the sights. Samarkand is one of the few ancient cities without a distinct “Old Town” where all major sites and tourist attractions are concentrated. There is only one exception – the city’s main square, that has enough to occupy you for a full…

Uzbekistan Travel Essentials: Money Exchange, Medicine ,Safety

Here is a list of Uzbekistan travel essentials including health and medicine, money exchange pecularities, language , customs ,safety and other useful tips for your trip. Health and medicine in Uzbekistan Some hospitals are working with foreigners in Tashkent. The doctors speak English, well equipped and provide a wide range of services, from dental to emergency incidents. For emergency assistance…

Russian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know

Russian cuisine has been evolving for hundreds of years, borrowing and adapting dishes from other nations. As you would expect, this cuisine is varied and exciting. A lot of Russian dishes are made with cheap, nourishing and locally available ingredients, since they were developed to feed large families. Russia is so huge that dishes vary from region to region. The…