Just published another article on MUNCHIES a couple days ago: “In Uzbekistan, A Bowl of Greasy Rice Will Make or Break Your Marriage”; or, “Where to eat in Tashkent, everything you need to know about… 126 more words
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Uzbekistan is, according to most international civil (and human) rights organizations, an autocratic country. Touring Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand you don’t feel a strong authoritarian vibe – people are relaxed, there is not much police around, and overall everything looks fine. 1,056 more words
We arrived in Bukhara from the Turkmen border by taxi, though we left town through the rather swish train station later in the week.
The hotel we’d originally hoped to stay in in Bukhara was fully booked the day we arrived, but the manager kindly helped us round the corner to our second choice. 659 more words
For the last 11.5 weeks, I have been eager to get going on all of the arrangements that must precede my first posting in Tashkent. I’m talking about things like obtaining diplomatic passports and visas for my husband and I, trying to figure out travel dates and housing needs, and of course, the small matter of my husband’s career. 597 more words
Ella Christie, identified on the title page of her books as a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, traveled in Central Asia ion 1910-11. 985 more words
There isn’t much to say about Bukhara or Samarkand. They’re both places we’d been longing to see and they totally lived up to expectations. Utterly beautiful buildings in both. 220 more words