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Postcard from Samarkand

I recently traveled with my mom to Samarkand, and then on to Budapest and Moscow. It was amazing to share visiting the ancient Uzbek city of Samarkand with my mom, as well as to experience a couple of new cities together. 34 more words

Foreign Service

Exploring the Registan in Samarkand

The Registan Square is a real gem located in the very heart of the ancient city of Samarkand. It has gained its worldwide fame thanks to the great architectural ensemble that has become a monument of oriental architecture. 393 more words

Cultural Experience

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO 

Nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, even outdoors, the World Health Organisation said.

Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes. 275 more words

Air Quality

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Welcome to the Set of “Hayot Noni”

So imagine a nice, four-bedroom, two-story, three-car-garage home with a pool and outdoor kitchen, on a cul-de-sac, in the suburbs.   423 more words

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You heard of Uzbekistan food? Yeah, me neither. That just means it’s the perfect time to become acquainted with a new cuisine. Uzbek food is a mix of Asian, Persian, Middle Eastern and Russian. 749 more words


Central Asia: Greater Eurasia Scenarios

The Changing Of The Guard

Central Asia is slated for a series of inevitable leadership transitions with the future passing of the elderly leaders in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan coming after the recent one in Uzbekistan, opening up many avenues for state breakdown and interstate sabotage in the latter two mutually antagonistic Fergana Valley states and inviting a plethora of externally managed Hybrid War scenarios (the phased transition of Color Revolutions to Unconventional War for regime change or “Identity Federalism” purposes) to play out. 1,713 more words


Bukhara - the mud city

出發前往布哈拉的一大早我們認識了一對法國老夫妻,看起來有六十幾歲,活力旺盛的來中亞旅行。和他們聊天才知道他們是資深旅行家,早在二十年前就深入東南亞的寮國、緬甸等地方,南美洲也都去過了,聽著老太太眉飛色舞的講著過去的旅遊經驗,覺得好有趣! 尤其是在寮國搭乘十幾個小時的雙條小貨車,每十幾分鐘就停下來休息,還有住的地方不是有蟑螂就是老鼠,完全是望塵莫及的等級啊! 說起來在中亞真的遇到很多很酷的人,像是在布哈拉認識的一位香港剛畢業的青年,就說他從新疆要一路流浪到土耳其,全程不搭飛機。也有看到老人家騎腳踏車或是機車橫跨中亞,最令人佩服的還是很多遊客都至少五十歲以上喔!!

It is always fun to meet new people when you travel. When we were heading to Bukhara, we met an old French couple who had traveled almost everywhere. 690 more words