Travelling to Uzbekistan is easier than you think

 Uzbekistan has been welcoming visitors from around the world since the first caravan made its way down the Silk Road. That tradition was recently extended by a speedier online visa process, but it hasn’t spoiled.

Uzbekistan is the ultimate destination for photographers

 Uzbekistan is a largely untouched destination for adventurous travelers. 

Historical center of one of the world’s greatest empires, home to chandelier-graced subway stations and rugged mountain vistas, one of the most walkable, backpackable, perfectly Instagrammable countries on the face of the earth is just starting to get the attention it deserves from adventurous tourists looking for something completely new.

The country is so strikingly beautiful in so many distinct ways that you’ll find yourself wondering if Uzbekistan waited thousands of years just for someone to invent Instagram.

Uniquely impressive architecture of the East

Much of Uzbekistan’s uniquely impressive architecture still stands in pristine condition, waiting to be discovered by a new generation of travelers looking for fresh adventure. The Uzbek devotion to preservation doesn’t stop with its magnificent showcase buildings: in Bukhara, for instance, you can walk the same streets and shop in the same bazaars as medieval travelers did.

Uzbekistan is little-considered corner of the world should be on the shortlist for your next adventure. Let me show you why .

Siab Bazaar in Samarkand and Uzbek Cuisine

Imagine yourself in the fragrant, noisy Siab bazaar in Samarkand. The bazaar is the heart of the city and visiting it is always worthwhile. This is where traditional Uzbek ingredients and foods can be found and purchased. Uzbekistan Cuisine: Typical Uzbek Foods and Recipes Uzbek cuisine is fascinating and so tasty. This hearty fare is popular with meat lovers. Hot…

10 Delicious Foods Everyone Should Try in Uzbekistan

Famous Uzbek Dishes Onions, cumin, pepper, and saffron are often featured in local recipes. Onion cakes, green tea, kabobs and pilaf are popular on Uzbek dinner tables. Meals are usually eaten at a low table or sat on the floor and eaten with the fingers. Bread accompanies most meals as grain farming is big all over the country. Let’s take…

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bukhara

Bukhara has Old Town, unlike Samarkand or Khiva, where all sights are spread around the city, and you can’t see much without hiring a driver or a taxi. It’s very compact and charming. Centuries of history and weived into rows of coffee shops and restaurants, coexisting in perfect harmony. Bukhara’s Old Town is so cute – it looks like a…

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…

Ark Fortress in Bukhara: Avicenna,Omar Khayyam and World’s Most Inhumane Prison

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, 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…

A Complete Guide to Kalyan Square in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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…