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7 Reasons to Visit Uzbekistan-The Country That Will Leave You Speechless

There’s a travel destination full of amazing sights, fairy-tale settings, and warm, friendly people that no one’s talking about. No, not Thailand. Thailand’s also great, but you probably know someone who’s been to Thailand. The place we’re talking about has great food that none of your friends has ever tried. It’s steeped in history that you’ve never studied. It’s- Not…

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…

The Ulugh Beg Observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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…

Islamic Architecture: 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…

Getting Naked: My Experience in One of the World’s Oldest Hammams, Bukhara

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…

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