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Khiva - the desert city

Travelling to Khiva – 1st May 2015

We were sad to leave Bukhara behind but equally as excited to be heading to Khiva – the city in the desert. 964 more words


Day 53 - 59: Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand 

I had been woken in the night by two people boarding the train and getting into two of the three spare bunks in my cabin in Samarkand. 1,296 more words


Nesting Instinct

Over this past three day weekend (Happy 4th!), I have noticed two predominant types of posts on my Facebook newsfeed: those of my friends in the United States barbecuing and enjoying fireworks while decked out in red, white, and blue, and those of my Foreign Service colleagues taking the opportunity granted by an extra day off to travel to nearby countries. 334 more words

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Bukhara Take Two - 30th April 2015

Day Two in Bukhara, the sun was out again and it was fast becoming our favourite city in Uzbekistan. After a quick breakfast and a coffee (and some attempts to connect to WIFI) we headed off to our first site of the day. 730 more words


The Friday photo - Recyling radiators in Uzbekistan

To finish every week travel-inspired, I tell you every Friday about one of the photos of my blog’s header.

This week, I’ve selected a photo taken in September 2012 in Boysun, in the South of Uzbekistan. 93 more words


Capturing the essence of "Kopkari," a stunning Uzbek sport

Erik Peterson is a Canadian photographer living in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he’s been documenting Uzbek culture and traditions for the last few years. His photos capture unique moments of reunion and celebration, such as “Kopkari,” a national sport where the objective is for a rider to grab a beheaded goat and be the first of a large group of horsemen to throw it into a scoring circle . 554 more words